I was recently consulted by the Expert Group of Future Skill Needs on the development of the Winning by Design is a report. This new Government report focusses on the design skill requirements for firms to be innovative and competitive in global markets. More>>
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 will be the first design practitioner to present a paper at the Irish Academy of Management annual conference in the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School at University College Dublin. The research paper discusses entrepreneurship in design, various business models and their relevance to the sector. More>>
The Department of Enterprise Innovation and Jobs has launched the Policy Framework for Design In Enterprise in Ireland. This is the first Irish Government policy on Irish design since the Design in Ireland Report (also known as the Scandinavian Report) in 1962. Con Kennedy was a member of the Steering Committee overseeing and guiding the […]
The Iterations Journal has won the ID2015 special Award for collaboration at the Institute of Designers of Ireland Annual Awards. Con Kennedy is a founder, editor and reviewer of Iterations, and is also the design editor of this double-blind peer review journal.
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.