Follow-up study for T-Mobile

Following on a previous study for T-Mobile in April, we worked with the client team again in June to test the ideas for new mobile internet services that were developed in response to the results of the first exploratory research. The aim of the second, follow-up research project was to explore if the service concepts are indeed attractive and relevant to the lives of a new group of research participants, and also to further elaborate on the service concepts together with the participants.

Design Research at the Design Academy

STBY was asked by the Design Academy in Eindhoven to prepare and facilitate a workshop on Design Research. There are several excellent examples of work in this area within the Design Academy, but there seems to be no coherent overview of these activities nor a framework of facilities to support and nurture them. The aim of this workshop was to enable the management team of the Design Academy to develop a strategic vision on what Design Research is and what the position and ambition of the Design Academy is in this area is or should be.

Designs of the Time 2009

STBY has been selected in the panel of senior design project managers for Designs of the Time 2009 (Dott09), the new user-led design initiative planned for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Service design for utilities

In close collaboration with the Design Council we worked on a service design scoping study for a water company. Our task in this multi-stranded project was to generate consumer insights that could lead to the identification of strategic opportunities for improved and innovative services.

Students’ perspective on new university portal

Thoughout the development of the new university portal there are many aspects that benefit from empathic conversations with students. The University of Amsterdam asked STBY to facilitate these conversations.

Future usage of mobile internet services

Together with designers of T-Mobile who are working on the development of future mobile internet services, we organised an intensive day of concept testing with a mixed group of participants. For the occassion our London office was transformed in a 'user lab'.

Creative methods for community involvement

Our contribution to the Heartlands project inspired a group of community regeneration officers of Kerrier District Council to invite us to share our knowledge and experience on ways to involve local communities in regeneration projects.

Global Design Research Network

As many clients have asked us for research that covers local situations in many different countries, we thought that it would be good to formalize our network of design…

Smart Street Paper

Paper on experimental design research methods in a street in London, published by the Design Research Society and presented at their annual conference in 2008: …