Con Kennedy has returned from two weeks in Beijing where he was a visiting lecturer at the GengDan Institute of the Beijing University of Technology. During the visit, Con delivered a five credit module in Visual Communication Design to second-year students.
Issue 6 of Iterations Journal and Practice Review has just been published. The themes of featured papers include an examination of sustainability, ethics in design, the role of design and technology in the democratisation of local government. It also features interviews with legendary designers Ken Garland on his 60-year career in design and an interview […]
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 […]
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>>
Con Kennedy was interviewed by Catherine Madden from the UXDX conference. We discussed product teamwork and collaboration, along with my thoughts on what the future of design will be, where the industry is headed, and my research contribution to the Irish Government’s Policy Framework for Design in Enterprise in Ireland.