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Copenhagen to London

Back in November 2014, I left Copenhagen for London. Having spent 4 years in the Danish capital I considered it…

CIID Consulting

During almost three years as an interaction and service designer with CIID Consulting I worked on many projects across their…

Discovering Darwin on The Galápagos Islands

The following is a piece of travel writing completed for the Irish Independent in 2008 while I was travelling in…

At 6065m, you forget the pain.

The following is a piece of travel writing completed for the Irish Independent in 2008 while I was travelling in…

Interactivos ‘12 “Hack the City: Current and Future Needs”

I am delighted to be involved this year with Interactivos ’12 at the Science Gallery in Dublin in association with MediaLab…

Deireadh (Final Project – Week 10 of 10… plus 18 or so!)

Five months after completing “Common Room” I’m finished a frantic period of travel, freelance work and reflection and finally getting…

Penultimate (Final Project Sprint Week 9 of 10)

“And now, the end is near, and so I face…” I think I’m actually starting to go a bit mental….

Common Room: Playful, Social Backpacker Hostels

‘Common Room began with an investigation into the shared spaces of Backpacker Hostels. These traditionally friendly, social spaces are changing…

Setbacks (Final Project Sprint Week 8 of 10)

Week eight has been spent almost entirely in the workshop. I’m looking back at my optimistic project plan for the…

Never Meet Your Heroes (Final Project Sprint Week 7 of 10)

Customary reference to the CIID timewarp: this week was a long one, felt like two. The first week of that…

I’m a Builder, like. (Final Project Sprint Week 6 of 10)

Ok, my content management system failed me, and completely destroyed the original draft of this post. I know, I should’ve…

Experience the Prototype (Final Project Sprint Week 5 of 10)

One thing’s for sure, time is flying by on this project. We’re all trying to get out a bit more…

Shorter Days (Final Project Sprint Week 4 of 10)

With the industry project with Maersk finished, I can add to my list of experiences at CIID my very first…

Storms & Docs (Final Project Sprint Week 3 of 12)

Week three, and by Monday evening I’d completed five visits to three separate hostels, meeting 11 guests and 4 staff…

In the Field (Final Project Sprint Week 2 of 12)

At the beginning of the week I tried to balance the arrangement of some research trips with continued reading and…

Getting Real (Final Project Sprint Week 1 of 10)

Thanks to the intensity of our schedule at CIID, it’s now back with a bang to thinking about the final project….

CPH With You: Service Design for Copenhagen Airport

“CPH With You” is a new approach to communication and passenger guidance within Copenhagen Airport. Currently airports communicate with passengers…

CIID Final Project – Week 7

This week took us to CPH airport on our Service Design course. The week flew past and a lot of…

CIID Final Project Weeks 5 & 6

Coming from London. The holidays from CIID brought ample opportunity to reflect on the past 6 months and think about…

CIID Final Project – Week 4

Systems/Layers with Adam Greenfield and Mayo Nissen was an inspiration. We had plenty to do in the final week before…

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