Articles inclusivity

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.

Jack A Nory

Jon Tan | January 2011

Stories are everywhere. When they don’t exist we make up the narrative — we join the dots. We make cognitive leaps and fill in the bits of a story that are implied or missing. The same goes for websites. We make quick judgements based on a glimpse. Then we delve deeper. The narrative unfolds, or we create one as we browse.

And the moon held the poet: subjective attachment in collaborative design

Jason Cale | January 2011

Solitary creation gives birth to ideas with an umbilical noose; once nourishing, it now slowly strangles. How can we learn to cut the cord and free the creations we so personally create?