CRISP Platform
CRISP Magazine #2

How can you embed value thinking in design processes?

CRISP Platform is a cooperation between researchers and designers from a variety of companies and educational institutes in the creative field. Eight innovative projects extend the scope of design to Product Service Systems. Designers learn about research and how it can be applied, researchers learn about design practice and how to align their research with industry objectives. CRISP is an excellent example of how science, the creative industry, and companies can work together to achieve meaningful innovation.

Six months after the launch of the first CRISP Magazine, the editorial team was still pleasantly surprised by the great response to the first issue. CRISP #2 goes deeper into the project stories and experiments. Focussing on ‘value’, every CRISP project is looked at from two angles: beneficially and in terms of collaboration. By literally weaving value into the cover, our design exemplifies how thinking about added value is embedded into design thinking at CRISP. Value Matters!

CRISP Magazine brings the insights of the projects into a tangible product, to stimulate over 200 project members during the CRISP initiative. We co-created the magazine with the editorial team, working side by side to untangle complex information into a legible, natural flow. Two layers of information are coded with distinctive colors, and projects cross-references help to find similar stories.

The first copy of CRISP #2 was handed to Guido Landheer from the Ministry of Economic Affairs at the 5th Design Review Session. With ‘adding value to design’ as theme of the day, Guido told the audience that he is proud that of this magazine and the value of the Dutch Creative topsector’s hard work. Well, so are we!



Insane ideas, critical reviews and a close collaboration with the editorial team in several sweat sessions led to a great second issue.

Next to being sold at the Dutch Design Week, the Magazine was also used by several exhibitors as part of their presentation.

With the help of Jesse Asjes at TextielMuseum a custom fabric was created, containing Smart Textile technology. Because value matters.

The first copy of CRISP #2 is handed to Guido Landheer, Ministry of Economic Affairs.