user first design
ncad 12/10/09 14:00-17:00
This is an important event in mapping the potential for commercial application arising from design work rooted in a 'user first' design ethos. Researchers from Ireland and Denmark will exchange examples of design practice and design research that demonstrates a 'user first' approach while also demonstrating commercial potential. The format will entail 20 minute presentations followed by short question and answer sessions with the audience.
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Gearoid O Conchubhair - associate fellow gradcam@ncad - will speak about the research within the NCAD Industrial Design Dept, and a current research development initiative which looks at the design of 'Task Furniture' for Education. He will introduce the initiative and speak about the engagement of industrial partners.
Simon Dennehy - research scholar gradcam@ncad - will speak about his research within GradCAM and how earlier Masters research work is now showing commercial industrial potential, through licensing, manufacturing and distribution. He will speak about industrial partners, routes to market and potential for future projects.
Martin Ryan - will speak about his design research at undergraduate level in NCAD, which has attracted substantial industrial interest. He focused on developing a new cantilevered saddle for horseriders, but has secured Enterprise Ireland funding, patented his designs and is trying now to bring this work to market.
Frank Long - is a Director at Front End, but recently underwent a 2 year research masters in NCAD Industrial Design Department. His research came about from his company's involvement with Hewlett Packard and his research has proven to be extremely valuable in highlighting user needs and requirements throughout the design process.
Hans Thyge Raunkjaer & Sine Thesbjerg - based in Denmark,
will speak about their international design business. Hans Thyge Raunkjaer
has extensive industrial experience, and has taught at many renowned design
colleges. They will speak about their collaboration with Irish partners
and the future potential for this research.
Event organised by Simon Dennehy gradcam@ncad research scholar.