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New Adventures 2019

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23rd to 25th January 2019

Nottingham, United Kingdom

Part of the New Adventures series

It’s time to explore an uncertain future, together. Tools, frameworks, automation: what value do they offer, and how will they alter the way digital experiences form? Will you be essential or expendable? Did design sleep in while everyone else got busy defining a new rulebook for our industry?

We'll talk about designing smarter. We'll consider labour and ethics, education and inclusivity, the disappearance of weirdness and fun. We'll reconvene, recalibrate, and re-energise digital design. Our speakers include Ethan Marcotte, Jeremy Keith, Clare Sutcliffe MBE, Naz Hamid, Helen Joy, and Jessica White, and we have fringe events across three days in the city.

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  1. Profile photo of Brendan Dawes

    Brendan Dawes

  2. Profile photo of Clare Sutcliffe MBE

    Clare Sutcliffe MBE

  3. Profile photo of Emma Boulton

    Emma Boulton

  4. Profile photo of Ethan Marcotte

    Ethan Marcotte

  5. Profile photo of Harry Roberts

    Harry Roberts

  6. Profile photo of Helen Joy

    Helen Joy

  7. Profile photo of Jeremy Keith

    Jeremy Keith

  8. Profile photo of Jessica White

    Jessica White

  9. Profile photo of Josh Brewer

    Josh Brewer

  10. Profile photo of Naz Hamid

    Naz Hamid


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  1. Sharpening our focus

    We've aired similar opinions on Twitter and in person for some time, but with the return of the conference these ambitions feel sharpened; we have the confidence to be honest, and the desire to try new things. …

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  2. New speakers: Brendan & Josh

    Brendan Dawes closed our 2011 event with a hugely valuable (and very funny) talk, and he matches our returning themes perfectly. …

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  3. Design notes: a simple plan

    We wanted New Adventures to return with a distinct, modern identity, and see how much we could achieve with as little as possible. It’s intentionally simple because the future is uncertain; of course, the initial focus has been our January event, but we hope to expand New Adventures beyond the conference over the next year. …

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  4. New Adventures returns!

    With every passing week digital design seemed to be losing its way; misguided thinking, obsession over tooling, and increasing uncertainty about its future. New Adventures seemed like a positive way to respond, and a certain sense of inevitability developed. Eventually, I turned to my wife, Geri, and said, “Let’s do it!” …

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Get to know the organizer

  • Avatar of Simon Collison

    Simon Collison (@colly)

    lives in Nottingham

    Simon Collison is a designer, researcher, speaker, and writer, currently obsessed with beneficial digital tech, the new image of nature, biophilic design, and future UX.

    He's worked in a variety of situations for bands, record labels, governments, polar explorers, and most other things. He's written several books about web design and spoken at conferences around the world.

    Simon's been a senior designer at Fictive Kin for six years, collaborating on ambitious digital products for companies such as Samsung and National Geographic, and launching apps such as TeuxDeux. He also organised the New Adventures events from 2010-2013.