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A new space at IBM Technology Campus, Damastown, IBM Studios Dublin is built for creative collaboration between designers, developers and product managers, who will co-create software for Big Data, cloud, mobile, social and cognitive computing solutions. It is part of the worldwide IBM Studio network of cross-discipline spaces to develop IBM’s products, services and digital engagement platforms for clients, with user experience at
Designers here apply the principles of IBM Design Thinking, which takes a rapid prototyping approach to user-centric product development, as well as the IBM Design Language, a framework to inspire bold and engaging experiences.
Atelier Projects is the studio practice of designers David Smith, Oran Day and their associates. An independent design practice that distinguishes itself from many commercial practices by working almost exclusively — as designers and consultants — with public and cultural sector organisations, and within design education, on a project by project basis.
Since its inception the practice has established an enviable reputation for the quality of its design work. The success of the studio’s work is the result of collaboration with diverse and ambitious clients and the valued input of national and international associates. Despite a diverse creative output the studio advocates a clear and simple approach for all projects, one which is grounded in analysis and objectivity. From such pragmatism emerges original and distinctive solutions.
Design Island is an app and directory that helps users navigate and discover a myriad of design delights across Ireland.
Designer UX/UI: Lara Hanlon
Design Director: David Smith (Atelier Projects)
Lead Front-end Developer: Simon Finney
Front-end Developers: William McMorrow, Leigh Martindale,
Sergio Fraile Carmena, Carlos Manias
IBM Project Manager: Fred Raguillat
API Implentation: Damien Gahan, David Wall (Conor&David)
ID2015 Design Island Project Team: Aileesh Carew, Rachel Donnelly,
Sybil Cope, Alex Calder
Increasing awareness, engagement, understanding and developing new audiences are all central to the broad remit of Irish Design 2015 and were also central to this project: to create an engaging experience for both tourists and established audiences: and to increase awareness of Ireland’s rich collection of design and lifestyle offerings to locals and tourists alike.
In celebration, and in the spirit of ID2015, this project was a collaborative effort between IBM Studios Dublin (ID2015 Technology Partner) and Atelier David Smith (designers of the ID2015 visual identity). Alongside the ID2015 website, the app was one of the first, and essential, digital experiences commissioned by ID2015 to engage and inform a broad audience of Ireland’s diverse range of design treasures; from boutique restaurants to historical sites, contemporary chic hotels, events, exhibitions and more.
A multi-disciplinary effort, the project presented the team with a chance to explore the challenges, and potential of collaboration, and deliver a solution that not only showcases the visual identity on iOS and Android but also integrates various skills and expertise of the collaborators from design thinking and strategy, branding, editorial direction, UI/UX design, interaction design and product development. The app itself ultimately provides users with a source for discovering and experiencing the rich design landscape of “Ireland, the Design Island”.
To further embrace the collaborative aspect of Design Island, the editorial and content strategy for the app was curated by a diverse group of Irish creatives including designers, architects, journalists, craft makers. Each were invited to curate and submit their most loved locations throughout Ireland. These personal recommendations and insights create an authentic and uniquely intimate experience when exploring design in Ireland.
Mobile application available on Apple iOS and Google Android.