See the Interaction16 presentations from two Irish designers before the rest of the world! The evening will encourage a lot of discussion and interaction across emerging IxD topics -- we hope you can join us and add to the fun!
Doors open at 18.45
The Art of Drawing – Learning from the Masters - Kathryn Parkes, Swrve
From Quantified Self to Quantified City - John Lynch, Future Cities Catapult
About our speakers
Kathryn Parkes, Director of UX & Design, Swrve
Kathryn is currently Director of UX & Design at Swrve, a mobile marketing automation company, founded in Dublin and now headquartered in San Francisco.
She has previously managed her own user experience design consultancy as well as led the implementation of UX research and design strategies for clients in the telecommunications, banking and public sector at design agency IQ Content.
Her background is in the education technology industry where she led R&D and New Product Development for over 10 years at Electric Paper, one of Ireland’s most successful e-learning companies.
She is an active member of the Interaction Design community in Dublin and enjoys speaking, mentoring and running workshops locally on communicating design ideas through sketching and visual storytelling.
John Lynch, Project Lead, Product & Service Design, Future Cities Catapult
John Lynch is Project Lead, Product & Service Design in the Urban Futures team at Future Cities Catapult in the UK. John studied Multimedia at Dublin City University building a physical gaming interface pre-Wii and pre-Kinect way back in the early 2000’s. His work as a multimedia developer brought him to the urban context through heritage exhibitions and mobile apps in Ireland and as far afield as Shanghai Expo 2010.
In 2011 John completed the Interaction Design Programme at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) and from there worked as a design consultant with CIID for some of the world’s most influential brands. In 2014 John relocated from Copenhagen to London to work at Future Cities Catapult in London leading the “Sensing Cities” and “OrganiCity” projects dealing with urban data, the internet of things, citizen-centred design and the products and services enabled by all of the above.