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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….

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….

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…

CIID Final Project – Week 3

Week three brought Adam Greenfield and Mayo Nissen of Urbanscale to CIID to teach “Systems/Layers”. I felt a certain caution during my…

CIID Final Project -Week 2

This week was the continuation of our performative design workshop with Amanda Parkes (ITP) and David Gauthier. Being completely out…

CIID – Halfway There

Six months of my year at CIID has passed. I should call it “our” year, because the amazing people who…

CIID Final Project – Week 1

And so it begins. Week 1 marks the end of a two-week reflection period during which we were asked to…

Snow Patrol & Physical Computing

It’s the day after an awesome party (thanks Alix!) celebrating the end of our two week Physical Computing class at…

Good news!

The past 6 months have been incredibly busy. Since Shanghai Expo, I turned my hand to iPhone app development. Weeks…

Expo 2010 – Shanghai

Back in April I got a chance to visit Shanghai while working on the Irish Pavilion at Expo 2010. Where…

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