Video installations on socio-techno styles

Chelsea College of Art & Design is hosting an exhibition of video installations resulting from an intensive student programma Bas and Geke coached in December. 25 students MA Graphic Design Communications explored how people express their identities through their physical and virtual possessions.

World class pioneers and creative thinkers

As one of the first companies to begin creating projects around the principles of design research and service design, STBY have been intimately involved with the ongoing development of these fields of work. We’ve written papers, magazine and book chapters, founded collaborative and information-sharing networks, and given talks at national and international conferences all across the world. This involvement with design research and service design’s continued evolution keeps us at the forefront of the field, as through our work we’re helping to define it.

User-Centered Design across development stages

For the University of Amsterdam STBY facilitated a series of workshops with students, lecturers and system operators to inform the iterative development of its new Electronic Learning System (ELO).

Guest lectures at Business Schools

Geke van Dijk has been invited to give guest lectures on customer insights for service innovation at two different Business Schools, Tias Nimbas in Tilburg (NL) and Cranfield (UK).

Urban Creatives: young and switched on

For Bigga Fish and BANG Radio we set up and managed a youth study in London with an experimental approach. We first trained and coached a panel of 5 young researchers in conducting interviews with innercity urban creatives, and then facilitated them in drawing out the main insights and conclusions. Both the researchers and the interviewees aged between 17 to 25.

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.

Training in Design Documentaries

As part of the Executive Master Course in Information Management at the University of Amsterdam, Bas Raijmakers coordinated a series of lectures and workshops on Design Documentaries. After an inital introduction and a briefing session, 12 students from both industry and government organisations worked in groups on developing their own Design Documentary.

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: …