You would assume this magazine is just for reading, right? Yeah, that is what we thought too. But after a year of writing, interviewing, brainstorming, and indesigning, we realised that there is much more that you can do! Have you ever actually turned the page before? Well, now you have. You are welcome!
Turn The Page
You are bored. What is the first thing you do? You probably reach out for your phone and start scrolling on social media. Before you know it, you have been watching lifehacks and slime videos for two hours without blinking.
I love light. Whether it be the rising sun upon returning home after an endless party, or the glowing stars on a warm and clear summer’s eve.
Scattered across the globe, caves with an abundance of hand stencils – negative handprints – and other prehistoric paintings have been waiting for millennia to be discovered. These simple yet meaningful traces of life have been found in Indonesia, France, Argentina, and… the fridge in your parents’ house?
About a year and a half ago, I came to Delft intending to do all the things I had ever dreamt of. I planned on doing crazy sports that I had never played before, organising parties for all my new friends, and experiencing as many things as I could.
While watching your fireworks-fanatic neighbour send his rockets into the sky, creating an explosive rain of sparkling gold, you promised yourself: “This year, I will make the change.”
“When it comes to new technologies, not everybody is equally enthusiastic”, says professor and innovator expert Deborah Nas. We sat down with her and discussed how to make innovations stick.
You know that bittersweet feeling at the end of a trip? I always feel sad to leave behind the place where I just made so many nice memories. There was still so much left to do and see, I could have easily enjoyed myself for another week.
Imagine an empty room, except for Steve and his backpack. This backpack contains all his valuable possessions. He is at peace here. Steve is a minimalist. He is the extreme metaphor. But seriously now, what is a minimalist?
So, apparently, unicorns do not exist. Boom! My childhood dream of ever owning an animal with rainbow manes smashed to pieces. Fortunately, I can always count on my fellow Turn The Page editors to cheer me up with random facts.
When I was fourteen, my brother and I gave my mother a blender for Mother’s Day. I am not sure if it was ever used much. Fortunately, my sense for the right present has evolved over the years.
It is May 24th, 2016 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Two teenagers are about to pull the prank of their lives. They sneakily leave a pair of glasses on the floor of an exhibition hall…
Quick, we are playing Charades! Act out that you are making a phone call.
We have all been asked what our most significant achievement is. Often my answer would be something related to reaching a specific goal.
What actually drives human beings to learn? I think it comes from curiosity and astonishment, and that we should have an open mindset to be able to keep learning.
The way these words are printed on paper will most likely be taken for granted by many readers.
We don’t have to be old and experienced to produce good ideas. Young designers can be surprisingly successful for their age.
Pages-long, handwritten letters have been replaced with text messages consisting of two words and emojis.
Steamed artichokes can make water taste sweeter. Huh?
And… Action! It’s midnight. In the far distance, the skyline of New York shimmers, a city the ghostbusters have to defend.
Ah, look at all the lonely people. At a buzzing party with nobody to talk to.
This edition is a special one, it is the faculty’s 50th birthday.
For us designers being recalcitrant is not at all a negative quality to have.
There is much more to being disconnected than putting your phone in flight mode.
At Industrial Design Engineering we know perfectly well how to make choices. It is the core of every design project. You are constantly confronted with making choices.
We distinguish ourselves by sharing our own anticipation of the future. Where would we be if we had kept our personal opinions and points of view only to ourselves? Rules are made to be broken.
Where there is smoke there is salmon. We present our 13th Lustrum edition of the Turn The Page: number 65. The issue’s topics will be that of contrasting manners in multiple fields of Industrial Design.
Humans are creatures of habit. In this, we need a certain rhythm to be able to handle the intensely complicated behaviors we exhibit to achieve our needs. Rhythm is one of the core concepts of our existence and is directly related to our emotional state.
Simplicity: it seems to be a trendy buzzword in the design world. Interior, graphic and product design have become increasingly minimal (especially aesthetically) over the past decade.
This Turn The Page is one of illusion and deception, but also one of surprise and wonder! We would like to encourage you to read the different points of view in this edition and make up your own mind about how much of the truth designers should tell.
Turn The Page 60 reminisces important anniversaries in design as well as upcoming milestones set in the (near) future.
In this issue of Turn The Page you can read about products balancing on the edge of succeeding and failing.
Turn The Page 58, themed design across cultures, includes an interview with Marcel Wanders and a cover story about the homogeneous world we are heading towards.
Dive into the digital future lying ahead, with a cover story about AI, an interview with Richard Hutten and an article on how this generation is shaping the way companies do business.
Is design part of art or engineering? Should I know all about fluid mechanics or learn to draw better? This time in Turn The Page we explore the discussion on what design is.
Read about kickstarting anything: stories about the start of well known designers, one of Fabrique’s co-founders and a 3D-printed bike.
Read about how designers can design for the third world, an interview with Studio Daan Roosengaarde and a feature about ingredients for success.