Design Sessions is a diverse range of adult workshops that are an informal space for sharing skills, exploring processes and playful experimentation with materials, techniques and ideas. The sessions are hands-on, led by designers and would suit design professionals, makers and creative dabblers.
Design Sessions are part of a larger programme of workshops and talks in parellel with ID2015 exhibitions at the Design Hub in Dublin Castle.
Schedule for Platinum design sessions:
3 October – Tara Whelan: What’s a Wearable?
Wearables are smart objects or garments, designed to be worn on the body, that offer immediate access to digital data. Innovations in wearable technologies are happening continually, and occasionally new developments have the power to really change how we live our daily lives. In this workshop, designer Tara Whelan talks through some of the interesting wearable technologies that exist now and challenges participants to devise a new wearable they feel could really change lives.
17 October – Alan Mee: 4D City Walk
To coincide with Open House Dublin, architect Alan Mee leads an exploration of Dublin city by foot, examining the city's architecture and uncovering the buildings that have been or could have been through the aid of digital technologies. '4D City Walk' investigates urban design in the physical city paying attention to its adjustment over time. Bring your smart phone or tablet on this walking workshop to uncover intersections between the digital and physical worlds. urbanagenda.ie / mee.ie
31 October– Anthony Horrigan: Design for Production
What are the differences between designing products for studio crafting and designing for mass production? Ceramic designer Anthony Horrigan leads a design and development workshop on designing product for large-scale production, with a focus on ceramic tableware. Anthony is a tableware and giftware designer for Irish ceramics company Belleek Pottery, and previously worked for Aynsley China and Marks & Spencer.