Global Challenges – Design Solutions, Seminar Programme



Venue: Chester Beatty Library

Wednesday 15th June 2016, 2pm – 5pm

Registration from 1.30pm

Booking: here

Global Irish Design Challenge [GIDC] was launched in 2015 to celebrate Irish design innovation and to activate a global network of talent across Ireland and extending worldwide. Representing the best of Irish design innovation in every form over 50 selected entries will be showcased in a high-profile Global Irish Design Challenge exhibition at the Coach House in Dublin Castle opening on June 15th, continuing until August 27th 2016.

This seminar Global Challenges – Design Solutions coincides with the GIDC exhibition launch exploring three of the prominent themes, which arise within the GIDC entries: Health, Work and Sustainability. Nine of the designers represented have been invited to discuss their innovative design projects, which we feel have the power to change our lives and address global challenges. A Key Note address will be presented by one of the Global Irish Design Challenge judges; Hideichi Misono Board Member of the Japan Industrial Designers’ Association, eminent automotive / industrial designer and researcher.

The seminar will be followed by a private view of the GIDC exhibition at the Coach House at 5pm before the official exhibition launch at 6.30pm.

Seminar Programme:

2.00pm            Global Irish Design Challenge Introduction

Louise Allen, Head of Innovation at Design & Craft Council of Ireland

2.10pm            Key Note

Hideichi Misono, Board Member of Japan Industrial Designers’ Association, Automotive / Industrial designer, Researcher, Lecturer and Global Irish Design Challenge Judge

2.35pm            Health

Arc Devices Eugene Canavan, Healthcare Director at Design Partners

SteriPak Moses Rowen, Freelance designer

Out of Box Experience – AccuChek Frank Long, Director of Frontend

3.10pm            Work

Sense Eilís Delany, product designer, recent graduate of DIT

Ray & Float Simon Dennehy, CEO of Perch

Scriba David Craig, founder and CDO of Dublin Design Studio

3.55pm            Break

4.10pm            Sustainability

Neighbourhood Furniture Factory Conor Trawinski, product and social designer, Corner Spot

Tomra CUI Cormac Ó Conaire, Creative Director at Design Partners

Structural Safety Assessments of Textile Factorys in Bangladesh Shane Redmond, Project Engineer at Arup Ireland

4.45pm            Seminar Reflection

Louise Allen, Head of Innovation at Design & Craft Council of Ireland

4.50pm            Ends

5.00pm            Drinks reception and private view at Coach House, Dublin Castle