I work as a lecturer and Programme Chair in the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire. I teach cyberpsychology on the MSc Cyberpsychology and on the Certificate evening course. I also supervise student thesis research projects on the MSc programme.

My company Comma Workspace works with a variety of clients on cyberpsychology research projects, social media, branding and design projects. Go to Comma Workspace to view some of these projects.

I design and run workshops on design for educators, academics and non-designers – for teaching and presentation materials and designing academic posters. See below for more information.


RECENT CLIENTS: RESEARCH & WORKSHOPS

Aiken Innovation
Research project for leading telecommunications company.

IADT
Workshops on universal design, design for presentations, designing academic posters.

RCPI
Co-presented workshops on data visualisation.

RECENT CLIENTS: DESIGN

Institutes of Technology Ireland (IOTI)
National Student Survey – brand development, design of suite of materials. Transitions brand and document, TUQF brand and documents.

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myVolts – Brand development, design, social media and community development, customer engagement.
Recently for myVolts – Z-Charge – Phone and tablet bedside storage with charging.
Brand identity, graphics for Kickstarter campaign, video, business cards and print presence. This Kickstarter campaign was fully funded with time to spare!

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IADT
Design workshops for academics.
Design of poster and information sheets for MSc in Cyberpsychology.

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DESIGN WORKSHOPS

As part of an initiative run by the IADT Teaching and Learning committee I have developed and run workshops on design for educators, academics and non-designers. The workshops involve learning about a variety of basic design tools through practical exercises that can help with designing teaching and presentation materials that communicate effectively and engagingly. The workshops can be geared towards designing teaching and learning materials with an emphasis on Universal Design to provide for all students including those with learning and other difficulties, or the workshops can be aimed at researchers designing academic posters, anyone who produces presentation materials and other other products that are visual in nature.

Poster design for academics – three half days or one full day practical hands on course.
Basic design principles, practical tools for layout, how to design a poster.

Universal design for teaching materials – half day or full day practical course.
Universal design principles, practical tools for layout, consideration of students with learning difficulties.

Designing presentations – half day or full day practical course.
Basic design principles, practical tools for layout, consideration of audience.

These workshops can be easily adapted for a variety of audiences – and one of them was recently incorporated into a training day for researchers and medical practitioners on data visualisation run by IADT for the RCPI.

Additionally, I have designed a number of shorter presentations which provide a brief but informative introduction to design principles and practical applications of them. These have been run for the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) Division of Teachers and Researchers, the PSI Student Affairs Group, and in IADT for both students and staff.