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UX Foundation Workshop

September 29 & 30, 2017 – Dublin

UX Foundation Workshop

This UX Design Essentials course is aimed at Designers who want to up-skill. The two day course is fast-paced, practical, collaborative and interactive, covering everything you need to know about the UX process, fom researching and harnessing your data to designing, building and testing a prototype. Discover, Define, Design, Deliver more

Winning & Running Successful Design Projects

Sat, October 14, 2017 – Cork

Winning & Running Successful Design Projects

Don't miss this practical, hands-on workshop exclusively focused on the challenges of aligning business and commercial objectives with successful design outcomes. Throughout the day you will have an opportunity to share experiences with other designers. Limited places available, book early to secure your place. more

Presentation Skills Workshop For Designers

October 11, 2017 – Dublin

Presentation Skills Workshop For Designers

If your business depends on wowing clients and winning pitches with creative presentations, you need to know you can deliver. This full-day course covers every aspect of presentation skills and begins with how to profile your audience and produce a presentation they want to hear. more

Design Leaders Conference

November 9, 2017 – Light House Cinema, Smithfield

Design Leaders Conference

A one day conference to recharge design and agency owners, design and creative directors, design and account managers, and anyone interested in leading a design team or running a successful creative studio. more

Autumn 2017 CPD Training Programme

Autumn 2017 CPD Training Programme

Booking now open for the IDI Design Enterprise Skillnet Autumn CPD Training Programme including Successful Tendering Workshop; UX Foundation Workshop; Presentation Skills; Running Successful and Profitable Design Projects and more... more

Successful Tendering Workshop

Tuesday September 12, 2017 – Fumbally Exchange

Back by popular demand, this practical workshop session is aimed specifically at business owners that have never successfully completed a public tender before. more

Presentation Skills Workshop DATE CHANGE to June 22nd

Thursday June 22, 2017 – 16 Sir John Rogerson's Quay

Presentation Skills Workshop DATE CHANGE  to June 22nd

Strong presentation skills are necessary for a good designer to be a great designer. How you present your ideas impacts how willing clients are to make meaningful emotional and financial investments in them. DATE CHANGE to June 22nd more

A Playful City Mar 30th Call for Design Facilitators & Illustrators.-Register interest in advance

6.30pm – Dublin 2

A Playful City Mar 30th Call for Design Facilitators & Illustrators.-Register interest in advance

A Playful City is a unique series of events across Dublin in 2017 leading up to an international creative conference and hackathon for play in October, featuring Turner prize winners Assemble and the CEO of the European Travel Commission.

8-10 design thinkers / facilitators are required who will help facilitate a table group discussion during the event. The facilitators will be key to guiding the creativity of the round table groups and collating their ideas.

Up to 10 live illustrators are required, one per table, also we will require illustrators that can wander around the tables and help record / draw pictures of thoughts / ideas coming up at the discussion groups. more

Decoding Craftsmanship -  Workshop and talks on 24th and 25th March Joseph Walsh Studio, Co Cork

Friday March 24, 2017

Joseph Walsh Studio presents 'Decoding Craftsmanship: How emerging technologies can enable a new form of craftsmanship'.
This 2-day seminar & training workshop, focuses on the relationship between material and making, and the increasing use of digital tools, which provide digitally driven outcomes It explores how emerging software can be successfully merged with the heritage of making to create a new form of craftsmanship.
Workshop and talks on 24th and 25th March Joseph Walsh Studio, Co Cork- Places are Limited Booking is Essential - Discounts tickets for IDI Members more

2017 A Year of Change

2017 has ushered in a gale-force shift in global thinking. This is unsettling, destabilising and on many seismic levels, disturbing - no matter what side of perceptible divide you find yourself. more

National Design Strategy- a Consultation Paper- launched by Minister Mitchell-O’Connor

National Design Strategy- a Consultation Paper- launched by Minister Mitchell-O’Connor

Ireland - The Design Island, National Design Strategy - A consultation paper towards a National Design Strategy- It urges a sustained investment in design and proposes a series of actions for the strategic development of design and design thinking. Quote-p.10 'Design is about more than mere styling. It can be used as a tool to address the world’s biggest societal, cultural and environmental challenges, solving problems and improving universal needs and services. more