Articles 2019

From the NA team and guest contributors.

A certain sense of inevitability

Simon Collison | January 2019

The first New Adventures took place in 2011, sparking a trilogy of events that helped push digital design forward with bold ideas and honest opinion. The whole thing was a blast.

Look Around You

Paul Robert Lloyd | January 2019

If the last few years have taught us anything, it’s that while designers have an amazing ability to change the world, it may not always be for the better.

Challenging assumptions

Helen Joy | January 2019

I’d like to think that our industry has moved on from the image of the lone designer – the artist sat in their studio working on a masterpiece design that they unveil with a flourish to the world, finished and without input from others: ‘Here is my pixel-perfect design. I have solved everything single-handedly.

Experience Gaps

Jordan Moore | January 2019

I hold a special place in my heart for Pearl Jam’s Yield album, released in 1998. It’s a remarkable album, easily overlooked. At first glance, the cover is pretty forgettable and not unlike something you would find scrolling through Unsplash, searching for the word ‘road’.

Leaders wanted

Chris Shiflett | January 2019

In the best companies, everyone is a leader. Decisions are made by those best suited to make them, everyone feels trusted and respected, and a shared purpose provides unity and motivation.

The future of education

Christopher Murphy | January 2019

For our 2013 publication, educator Christopher Murphy addressed the broken state of formal design education, highlighting the boundaries that exist between academia and our industry. Now, six years on, he suggests a radical rethink for design education itself, proposing a model that combines immersive and digital approaches.

Living with a conversational object

Simon Collison | January 2019

I feel awkward talking to machines, and I always will. My comfort zone ends at the ATM or self-service checkout, where I’ll conclude transactions with a whispered ‘Thank you’.

Poem

Rizwana Khan | January 2019

We asked Rizwana to write a poem based on our themes for the 2019 event. We liked the poem so much, that we also asked her to read it from our stage.