TU Dublin 10th Annual Graduate Research Symposium. Current thinking on entrepreneurship states there is no specific link between the entrepreneur and their enterprise. Design is an individual creative act; therefore, the practitioner is not separate from their idiosyncratic process. The Designer is the product offering. Designers form Design Enterprises, meaning that with this aspect of […]
Con Kennedy delivered a paper on Entrepreneurial Frameworks for Design Enterprises at the PhD by Design stream at the Design Research Society conference in the University of Limerick
ELISAVA, Barcelona, Spain. 5-7 March 2018 The Design Principles and Practices is an international journal of design research, with the aim of creating an intellectual frame of reference, and to support an interdisciplinary conversation on the role of the design in society. This year’s conference took place in the ELISAVA the Barcelona School of Design […]
Opinion: ahead of The Future festival in Dublin next week, an assessment of the importance of design and creativity to the Irish economy The Future is a new event celebrating the role that creative innovators play in design, media and culture. Taking place at Dublin’s RDS on November 3 and 4, The Future will look […]
Con Kennedy has been commissioned by the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland as part of ID2015 to undertake a research report into Design Enterprises in Ireland. This research is being conducted on behalf of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and will contribute to a new Irish Government policy paper on design in […]
Con Kennedy will be presenting a paper entitled The Problems With Creativity at the Faultlines Conference on Friday 5th June. Con will also chair the Industry Panel on Saturday 6th June. Faultlines is the inaugural Irish Design Research Conference and will be held in the Dargan Centre at the Institute of Technology Carlow.
Comprehensive research into the Visual Communication (Graphic Design) sector in Ireland has been undertaken in order to determine the number of design practices currently in Ireland, their location and makeup. More>>
With 2015 being designated as Year of Irish Design (ID2015) by the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland in conjunction with the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Enterprise Ireland, 2015 looks very promising for the Irish design sector. More>>