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From the NA team and guest contributors.

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.

A shared future

Christopher Murphy | January 2013

The landscape of interactive design is one characterised by constant flux; it’s changing and evolving at a rate we have never experienced before. Few, if any, industries reinvent themselves yearly, monthly, weekly, etc. Ours is one of these industries.

Creative flow and the state of discomfort

Sam Hampton-Smith | January 2013

I find myself once again, devoid of ideas. I sit and wrack my brain for a creative solution to a user interface problem posed by a client, and there’s nothing there; no suggestion of even an ounce of creativity flowing through me.

Your journey and mine

Mark Boulton | January 2011

Growing up as an architect’s son, I was encouraged to walk around with my eyes open. Quite literally: he told me to always look up as you miss all the detail at eye level.

Critiquing academia

James Willock | January 2011

I am sat, staring into middle distance, totally aghast. It’s Friday afternoon on the first week of university and we’ve just been given an assignment. “You must produce a portfolio website, derived from these templates, which will house your work for the following three years.” I’m sorry — what?