The first issue of the CRISP magazine ‘Don’t you design chairs anymore?’ was launched at the design review session on 24/04/13. It focuses on issues concerning the changing role of designers in strategy and looks at challenges involved in developing complex product-service-systems, like robots in healthcare. The issue features articles from Bas and Marie from STBY. The article by Marie discusses the use of early research results in a workshop for practice. Bas’s articles are about the changing space within which designers are working in response to the increase in complex strategic roles and the symbiotic collaborations between the academic world and design practice.