Workshops

Thursday, October 1st

Get hands-on training from some of the most experienced designers in the industry. On Thursday 1st October, we'll be hosting a selection of full-day workshops in the historic surroundings of NCAD.

Please note, workshop places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring your own laptop to the workshop.

What's included

  • Snacks and drinks during the whole day
  • Tea and coffee
  • Lunch
  • All workshop materials (excluding laptop)

Visual Essentials for Product Design

Cennydd Bowles

Cennydd Bowles

Visual Essentials for Product Design is a one-day workshop for digital designers wishing to improve their visual literacy, or UX and interaction designers looking to move into full-stack product design. Visual design is a hands-on discipline, so alongside key instruction you’ll spend 50% of the day working on your own visual design explorations and critiquing fellow attendees’ work.

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Designing and Delivering a Service

Lynsey Duncan & Ré Dubhthaigh

Lynsey Duncan Re Dhubhthaigh

More and more, designers need to think beyond digital, and understand the end-to-end customer experience. In this workshop, you'll learn service design tools and methods such as experience prototyping, and apply them to run a live service. By engaging with real people as you research & design, you'll deliver a minimum viable service in less than a day.


Note: This workshop is now sold out.

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Idea Factories

Christopher Murphy

Chris Murphy

The best designers understand that paper – an often-overlooked, but valuable tool – is where the magic happens. In this hands-on workshop you'll rediscover the power of paper as an essential part of a rapid prototyping and design process. Together we'll build an idea generation toolbox, ensuring you're never short of ideas again, and use it to create a series of paper prototypes for digital products that – who knows? – might just change your future!

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Designing your UX portfolio

Ian Fenn

Ian Fenn

Looking to up your game and find better clients? Getting better work starts with producing a powerful portfolio. In this workshop, participants will learn how to create an effective UX portfolio to present to potential clients or employers. You’ll be given a recipe you can use to present your work effectively.

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Design for a Connected World

Ciarán Harris & Paul Donnan

Ciaran Harris Paul Donnan

As the Internet of Things begins to mature, the challenges for designers remain; how to design products users want, understand, and enjoy. For a number of connected products and platforms, user centered design is notably absent. In this workshop, you'll get a hands on look at the key processes and technologies required to design for connected devices.

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