Articles simon collison

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.

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’.

Hello one last time

Simon Collison | January 2013

Yes, it's the last New Adventures in Web Design, but not necessarily our last adventure. More on that later. First, let's go back a few months.

Insomnia, cupcakes, and the importance of trilogies: The New Adventures story

Insites | January 2013

We approached Simon when we hosted Insites: The Tour in the summer of 2011, and his honest and remarkably frank interview had everyone in the room enthralled.

Hello again

Simon Collison | January 2012

One wet afternoon in April, I was sat in The Gladstone with my good friend and collaborator Greg Wood — making light work of pale ales — when the conversation came around to New Adventures.

Interview with Frank Chimero, Denise Jacobs & Trent Walton

Simon Collison | January 2012

For the first of three interviews with New Adventures speakers, Simon Collison got together with Frank Chimero, Denise Jacobs, and Trent Walton to talk about teaching, collaboration, the way design moves, and the ebb and flow of the web. So, grab a cuppa and strap yourselves in: it’s a big one.

Interview with Dan Mall, Cameron Koczon and Travis Schmeisser

Simon Collison | January 2012

On a cold night in December, three of New York’s finest minds — Dan Mall, Cameron Koczon, and Travis Schmeisser — joined Simon to chat about the Big Apple, working with major clients, releasing products, and the need for more engaging and sensory experiences on the web.

Interview with Ben Bodien, Naomi Atkinson and Robbie Manson

Simon Collison | January 2012

For the final interview, UK designers Ben Bodien, Naomi Atkinson, and Robbie Manson joined Simon to discuss processes, challenges, the principles they work by, and the increasing pull of US tech companies.

Hello

Simon Collison | January 2011

In June last year, I was sat at the back of Greg Wood’s editorial design talk in San Francisco. The workshop content itself was really valuable, but the group discussion that followed was a revelation.