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This first edition of Iterations presents fine examples across a broad spectrum of design activity, from reflections on setting up consultancy, to insights into established professional practice. Articles in the education section reflect on live projects which highlight the benefit of collaborative work. Curatorial and policy issues are explored in detail through innovative case studies and critique. The review also seeks to contextualise quality artefacts and crafted visuals as part of the essential language of design practice and research.

Iterations is testament to the fact that design research has come of age in Ireland. Our educational institutions and public funding agencies recognise this, and are realising the potential of design by providing focus and funding. Irish Design 2015 is providing a platform for collaboration and engagement in design across the island and has placed Ireland confidently on the international stage.

We would like to express our deep gratitude to the authors who trusted us to present their work in an open, accessible context; those who went through the blind peer review process with a view to critiquing and improving their written work and who gave form to the first Iteration of the review.

– Adam De Eyto

Recent Submissions

  • de Eyto, Adam (University of Limerick, 2015)
    Iterations is a forum of considered reflection, critique and presentation for design practitioners and researchers. While there is plenty of noise and self-promotion in the fast moving digital world, this is perhaps the ...
  • Fleetwood, Hannah (University of Limerick, 2015)
    The phrase ‘out of the frying pan and into the fire’ springs to mind when I think about the summer of 2013. I had just completed my BA in Visual Communication and was eager to jump on the graphic design career ladder. ...
  • Murphy, Jamie (University of Limerick, 2015)
    Letterpress printing, the craft once revered as the means by which a message was carried to the masses, was how the vast majority printed matter was achieved for over half a millennium. The underlying technology changed ...
  • McNulty, Sean; Mitchell, Frances (University of Limerick, 2015)
    Dolmen has, over the past decade, evolved its process to include exploring and testing the thinking behind a variety of published theories in Design Leadership, Design Thinking, Strategic Thinking and Creativity. This ...
  • Williams, Gemma A (University of Limerick, 2015)
    For a number of years the discipline of fashion in Ireland has been marginalised by funding agencies, trade bodies and arguably the wider design sector and community, often hindering a meaningful engagement with dress ...
  • Douglas, Michelle; Montgomery, Ian; Fleming, Karen (University of Limerick, 2015)
    Northern Ireland’s creative industries are a powerhouse of economic activity which require dynamic and sustainable collaborative networks, but are compromised by limited understanding and support at government level. ...
  • Buron, Javier (University of Limerick, 2015)
    Self-build as a social tool: Communities need collective spaces to gather for group activities and social support. The lack of a collective space to meet, discuss and perform group activities, especially at the early ...
  • Vaugh, Trevor; Ryan, Martin (University of Limerick, 2015)
    Harvard business professor Theodore Levitt once said “People don’t want to buy a quarter-inch drill, they want to buy a quarterinch hole” This quote, often used by design thinking promoters, re-prioritises human needs ...
  • Kiernan, Louise; McMahon, Muireann (University of Limerick, 2015)
    In user-centred design, there is recognition that designers must understand the perspectives of the users for whom the product or service is being designed. Sometimes however, designers may not have direct access to end ...
  • Kennedy, Con (2015)
    Design in it’s widest definition, does not exist within it’s own paradigm. Many things affect design and it’s outcomes. Specific design disciplines influence, and are influenced by other creative areas and also by wider ...

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