Tag Archives: inclusive design

Launching the Inclusive Technology Prize

STBY worked with Nesta, the UK’s innovation charity, to create an animated film for the launch of their Inclusive Technology Prize.

Service Design for local government

Our project with the City of Amsterdam is featured on the national online knowledge sharing site for civil servants operated by KING. This is based on our project which looked to help the local government in Amsterdam to improve the service offering to entrepreneurs. Since then, the local government has been putting a lot of effort into communicating and using the results. Within a few months, we are happy to be seeing the research results already successfully utilised in various departments.

Don’t you design chairs anymore?

The first issue of the CRISP magazine ‘Don’t you design chairs anymore?’ was launched at the design review session on 24th April 2013. The magazine gives a great overview on issues concerning the changing role of designers with their involvement in strategic issues as well as looks at the challenges that are involved in developing complex product service systems, like robots in healthcare. With an aim into creating a body of knowledge concerning the design of product-service systems, the issue features articles both from Bas and Marie from STBY. The article by Marie discusses the use of early research results in a workshop for […]

Making Connections: Working with PuntExtra to help the elderly live at home, longer

  How can service design bring people together? One frustration some people experience when trying to improve a service is the amount of different organisations that might be involved. What we’ve found at STBY is that it’s still possible to make service design techniques work with broad, loose consortiums who are all involved with a single issue. This was the background for a project in the Netherlands, where we built on our previous project expertise with care services. Working with a consortium of 10 local organisations, we helped design a project exploring how older people in a small village in […]

Creative Conversations: Returning to Heartlands to Inspire New Thinking

STBY recently returned to Heartlands, reprising our role as inclusive design consultants at this large-scale regeneration project in Cornwall.

Remote services for older people

For a consortium of public sector organisations in The Netherlands STBY is working on a user-driven innovation proces aiming to develop new remote services that support older people to live independently at home. Moving to a retirement home is not something most older people are looking forward to. Luckily nowadays, it is possible to get a lot of care and support at home. Remote services have a potential to offer people a maximum of flexibility and independence. In every stage of this project people from the target group, older people and their carers, have been involved in order make sure the team works with their perspective firmly in mind.

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).

Support services for independent living

For a consortium of organisations in The Netherlands (primary health care, housing associations and local government) STBY and Waag Society conducted a study to identify the needs among older people for new services supporting independent living at home.

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.

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.