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Simon Sinek: Start With Why

This inspiring TedxPugetSound talk from Simon Sinek implores us to examine not just the things we do but why we do it. Sinek’s hypothesis is that great designers, thinkers and leaders are grounded by a strong belief or a “why” which guides their actions. It is the “why” that customers are responding to when they become passionate advocates for your… Read more →

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UX Designers on Twitter

I’m putting together a Twitter list of people who regularly talk about web and interaction design. So far, this list includes some very interesting people: user experience advocates, accessibility experts, web designers and members of the interaction design community. Fierce Clever List – Design: UX and Usability Let me know if I’ve missed anyone interesting! Read more →

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Design on TV

I just came across a design reality tv show from 2005 whilst falling down a YouTube rabbithole. Design for Life, follows petulant French designer Phillippe Starck as he invites a plethora of young UK designers to compete against each other in a bid to pander to his every nonsensical whim take the one open position in his company. Enjoy! Read more →

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Buy Irish Design this Christmas

To hell with the recession doom and gloom! The economic crisis is a great time for small scale producers, designers and startups to go into business, with lower costs for materials and rent. In the last couple of years, cottage industry has come on in leaps and bounds with new designers invigorating the market place all around the country. Like… Read more →

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Design Week 2011

Design Week is back and is more regional than ever. It is also very prominently sponsored by Crown Paints. This year’s event comes in the wake of Dublin’s (sadly unsuccessful) bid for World Design Capital 2014, with the design-fancying masses nicely warmed up by the hard work of the Pivot Dublin team. Events this year include exhibitions, pecha kucha style… Read more →

Culture Night 2011

Top Picks for Culture Night 2011

Ireland’s Culture Night is back again, when cultural institutions up and down the country open their doors to the public, free of charge. Organised by the Temple Bar Cultural Trust, this year’s event includes a massive list of participating cultural institutions. Culture Night has become a sensational success, allowing members of the general public to celebrate art, design, architecture and… Read more →

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Blog 2.0

Welcome to the new home of The Blog Formerly Known as I Saw Design. This blog will continue to look at product design and accessibility mostly, with a smattering of interaction design and graphic stuff. I also hope to cover more Dublin and Ireland design events. Basically whatever catches my eye.   Web design, technology and other nerdy stuff will… Read more →

The Move Online

The internet has changed the way people think about business and marketing. A new wave of entrepreneurs has revolutionised the way we communicate, find information and trade, and all in a relatively short period of time. Customers have come to expect that information about products and services can be found with ease and the onus is now on the company… Read more →

Rose arbour image via nan_hann, Flickr

A Different Kind of Green Design – Accessible Gardens

As the spring weather begins to draw people outside more and more, the question of accessible garden design emerges. There are plenty of specifications and technical guides available for garden design for people with mobility impairments; providing information on the material and width of pathways etc. However, there is a lack of advice on how to make an accessible garden… Read more →

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Where to Find Accessible Design Guidelines

For designers who are actually interested in conforming to agreed standards of excellence on accessible information and universal design, it can often be difficult to find the relevant information and guidelines. Below are some samples of where to begin finding information on how to design your product, building, website or printed information, for all: Web Accessibility The World Wide Web… Read more →