We are delighted to be sponsoring New Adventures in Web Design, taking place at the Albert Hall in Nottingham on 24 January 2019.
This design conference was a huge hit previously, running from 2011 to 2013, and Heart Internet was there sponsoring it for all three years. And we are excited to be back!
New Adventures focuses on digital design and development as inclusive and energising experiences, providing a one-day conference with meaningful talks, three detailed workshops, and fringe events that are bound to delight and get you inspired.
And we’re not just excited because it’s a fantastic conference – we’re excited because it’s in our home town, giving us a chance to really show off what a wonderful tech scene Nottingham has.
All the talks and workshops are going to be amazing, but here are five talks that we’re really interested in.
Building by Jeremy Keith, 9:40 – 10:30
Every new technology is built on the shoulders of what has come before. Web development has borrowed ideas and metaphors from architecture, from pattern languages to responsive design. In this talk, Jeremy will guide you through some of the influential ideas that have come from architecture, and how you can create beautiful structures that work with the web.
The Future is Cross-functional by Jessica White, 11:50 – 12:25
We used to work in separate teams, siloed off to focus on your own thing. Now we’re encouraged to work cross-functionally, building everything together, but it can be difficult to transfer to this way of thinking. Jessica will get into examples of where it worked, why it did, and why you should care about cross-functionality and the benefits.
Universal Assembly by Brendan Dawes, 14:10 – 15:00
There are a wide range of tools, systems, and processes we have access to as a modern-day developer or designer, but while the shiny new things are exciting, people really connect with universalities. Brendan will go through the processes and techniques he uses to create objects born from universalities, from happiness, joy, optimism, and other illogical traits.
Whose Design is it Anyway? by Helen Joy, 15:00 – 15:45
As designers and developers, we think we know exactly what needs to be done. We map user journeys, we know what actions we want them to take, we create roadmaps, we have this. But do we really know what people need? Helen will talk about who our users are, digital exclusion, and how we can create products that work for everyone – not just those that are the most visible or easiest to design for.
The World-Wide Work by Ethan Marcotte, 16:50 – 17:35
Automation and industrialisation are reshaping our world. Our industry is facing a mass of ethical, moral, and political crises. When you’re in the middle of it, it can seem overwhelming. Every day, our work is changing, and Ethan asks – what do we want that change to be? What kind of work do we want to do? And what are the challenges we’re facing?
There’s also an amazing range of fringe events, whether you’re interested in bowling, women in technology, running, or the best coffee around Nottingham. Plus, the after party is being held at Nottingham Contemporary, the stunning centre for modern art in the Lace Market.
Come meet us at New Adventures in Web Design, and be inspired!