Tag Archives: Geke van Dijk

Belonging & Belongings workbook

Belonging & Belongings is a compilation of our artistic design research activities and materials from a research programme we have worked on together with Dr Daijiro Mizuno, from 2007 to 2011. The book is rich in imagery, reflecting our visual research approach, and includes photographs, magazines, and film stills from the various studies we carried out in both Japan and the United Kingdom. The book can be seen as an introduction into what artistic research can bring to design research, with the Belonging & Belongings programme acting as a Research & Development activity for STBY. The five essays included in […]

Routledge Companion to Design Research

STBY was invited to contribute a chapter to the book ‘Routledge Companion to Design Research‘, edited by Professor Paul Rodgers and Dr. Joyce Yee for Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group Publishers. This high profile book is published to support undergraduate and postgraduate education in design research. The editors set out to celebrate and illustrate the plurality of design research, and also the wide range of conceptual, methodological, technological and theoretical approaches evident in contemporary design research. They collected a wide range of cross-disciplinary contributions from the global design research community. STBY is proud to be included in this book with […]

STBY wins Rotterdam Public Design Prize

On the last day of January the Rotterdam Designprijs (decided by a jury) and the Rotterdam Design Publieksprijs (decided by public vote) were announced. Interestingly, both prizes went to product service systems rather than products, brands or even experiences. Both jury and the public favoured integral, holistic approaches of complex challenges societies and economies face.

Belonging & Belongings: Design Research Through Visual Explorations

Together with Daijiro Mizuno from Keio University Japan, Geke van Dijk and Bas Raijmakers from STBY have co-authored a paper for the annual IASDR conference in Tokyo (International Association of Societies of Design Research). This paper describes the methodology and application of the artistic design research conducted for the Belonging & Belongings study. This ongoing experimental research programme across multiple cities (Tokyo, London, Amsterdam) has generated an abundance of visual explorations. A final publication is forthcoming. Daijiro Mizuno presents this paper on 28th August.

Service Design by Industrial Designers

In March 2013 this new book by Froukje Sleeswijk Visser was launched. It is a critical reflection on recent developments in service design, specifically on the consequences for the education of a new generation of designers. It features several case studies and reflections on the mindset, methods and skills of designers including those of STBY. In fact, STBY is happy to have helped co-write one of the key chapters on the Prototyping stage in the design practice. The full book is available at lulu.com

Innovation Models

In January a new book on Models for Service Innovation was published in The Netherlands by Van Duuren Media. The editors are Frank Kwakman en Ruud Smeulders. The title of the book is ‘Groot Innovatie Modellen Boek’, which literally translates to ‘Big Book of Innovation Models’. Geke van Dijk was invited to write 2 chapters, one on ‘Open Innovation’ and one on ‘Customer Journey Maps’. She also co-authored a third chapter on ‘The Innovation Funnel’, together with Ruud Smeulders. This book is only published in Dutch.

From Field Stories to Strategic Design

Based on their workshop at the service design conference in Paris in October 2012, Bas Raijmakers, Geke van Dijk from STBY and Katherine Gough from Nokia Design wrote a paper for the latest edition of Touchpoint 4-3 ‘Cultural Change by Service Design’, the magazine of the international Service Design Network. The paper, published in Service Design Network’s Touchpoint magazine, discusses practicing interpretation skills, storytelling and supporting design and business decisions with evidence and inspiration from everyday life.

Service Innovation: facilitated by STBY

STBY enjoyed running a successful workshop last month at PICNIC’s mash-up event in Amsterdam. The workshop focused on some of the Design Research processes we employed during the project we designed for Southern Water, and involved the participants in a a hands-on interviewing exercise during which they played the role of customers of the water company.

Design Research talk at Q Festival

What makes Design Research different from most traditional qualitative research? What are the most important characteristics in terms of focus, process, materials and output?

Say yes to the mess!

For ‘The week of Service Design’ on Molblog, the online platform of the Dutch Marketing Magazine, Geke van Dijk was invited to contribute an article to illustrate the benefits of design research for service innovation.