Brendan Dawes closed our 2011 event with a hugely valuable (and very funny) talk, and he matches our returning themes perfectly.
I’m very honoured to be asked to speak at the return of this wonderful conference. Such fond memories of the first time!
Brendan is a designer and artist exploring the interaction of objects, people, technology and art using form and code with an eclectic mix of digital and analogue materials. Author of two books on interaction design, his work is featured in the permanent collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art, has been 3D printed on the International Space Station and has been honoured in awards including Fast Company Innovation by Design, Information is Beautiful and D&AD. Clients include Airbnb, Google, Twitter, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Intel, Cancer Research UK, Mailchimp, M&C Saatcci, EE, PWC, The Atlantic, and Arup.
We've also known Josh Brewer for a long time, but this will be his first time at New Adventures. Aside from being one of design's strongest advocates, he's also a thoroughly lovely chap!
Josh regularly writes and speaks about the challenges of building Design-led companies and products. In his current role as CEO of Abstract, an Advisor & Mentor to the Designer Fund, and previously as Principal Designer at Twitter, Josh continues to influence the centrality of Design in early and late-stage companies.
Our sincere thanks to both Brendan and Josh for supporting New Adventures. Now, we've just one more speaker to confirm, and we're hopefully a bit closer to making that announcement. Stay tuned.
It’s taken a summer of hard work to establish a comfortable baseline for wherever our new adventures might take us. We’ll shed light on our progress as things unfold, starting here with a few notes about our foundational design and build.
20th September, 2018
People always asked if New Adventures might ever return. “Never,” was our stock reply. But this year we realised just how much we’d missed it — and missed you — and wondered if a return might re-energise digital design and those that value it.
13th September, 2018