Educators and Students

Creative graduates are highly-sought after by major global companies because of their ability to think critically and independently. Investment in design education will be a key factor in driving Ireland’s future economic growth, strengthening our graduate offering and seeding an innovative mind-set in the next generation.


During 2015, ID2015 worked behind the scenes with schools and universities to bring design thinking into the classroom and the lecture hall with a series of initiatives.

Design Masterclasses 
A programme of match-funded lectures and masterclasses, developed and delivered in partnership with Goethe-Institute, Alliance Francaise, British Council. 

Iterations Design Journal
Establishment of a biannual, peer reviewed design and practice journal.

FAULTLINES Design Conference

The establishment of the first all-Ireland design research conference.

Design For Growth 
An Education to Enterprise toolkit for students and graduates to be available to 3rd level institutions and other agencies. ‘Design for Growth’ aims to develop a model that provides tools for design students and graduates to establish design studios and become entrepreneurs with the capacity to trade internationally.

designED 
A new design innovation programme and accompanying toolkit for 2nd level that seeks to embed design thinking and entrepreneurship into the curriculum.

Exhibition Outreach
A programme of first, second and third level education activities, and a series of continuing professional development activities as part of the Dublin Castle Design Hub exhibition programme.

Learn more about progress for ID2015 in our Interim Report

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