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Knowledge

Research with Resonance

STBY are a Design Research agency focused upon developing project-based knowledge of design, strategy, and innovation processes, as well as the theory which underpins this. We always work with clients and partners in a collaborative manner that allows us to develop intimate, long-term relationships. Established in 2003, our work designing and conducting design research on a wide range of projects has allowed us to develop deep and intimate knowledge of several topics, approaches, and techniques. These ‘Knowledge Areas’ are all ongoing concerns; sites of expertise which we’re constantly revisiting and refining through our work.

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Networked Devices

To really understand how smart devices (e.g. a smartphone, a bank account, a car, a lighting system) work for someone, you also need to look at both the devices and …

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Future Society

From cultural provision to ageing societies and social care, we’ve looked at a variety of topics that explore the challenges future societies may pose for people’s lives. Our empathic, people-focused …

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International Focus

Deeper insights into contemporary consumer behaviour can be obtained by working within a global context, which identify and explore both international trends and local cultural factors. This produces the insights …

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Agile Collaborations

Many of the results we achieve with our work are only possible when working in an open and responsive way. Over the past few years we’ve developed an approach that …

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Empathic Conversations

Empathic conversations are a way to reach the deepest level of behavioural insight. They present the lives of real people in a structured manner that can inform and inspire design, …