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DESIGN THINKING

FOR INNOVATION & BUSINESS GROWTH

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DUBLIN 02 JUNE 2016 - ROYAL HOSPITAL KILMAINHAM

Be inspired by Design Thinking thought leaders and experienced practitioners from the fields of business, academia, research, design, film and art reflecting the view that Design Thinking is the glue between all disciplines.

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WELCOME TO DESIGN THINKING

FOR INNOVATION & BUSINESS GROWTH

IRDG is proud to bring together at Design Thinking Ireland 2016 an exciting line-up of presenters who will inspire you and provide you with insights and practical tips on how to boost innovation and drive growth in your business.

The extraordinary venue for this event is the 17th century Royal Hospital Kilmainham, an iconic landmark which also houses the Museum Of Modern Art. As our treasured customer we aim to provide you with a wow experience on the 2nd June.

Design Thinking has been described as an approach to problem-solving that uses empathy, ideation, prototyping and experimentation to solve real world issues.

At this full day event you will join and network with many of the most innovative individuals and companies from Ireland and abroad.

You will hear from Design Thinking thought leaders and experienced practitioners from the fields of business, academia, research, design, film and art, reflecting the view that Design Thinking is the glue between all disciplines.

Each speaker will reflect on an aspect of Design Thinking and provide key lessons on the why, the what, the how of Design Thinking and the potential benefits to your business and organization.

At the breakout sessions you will choose between learning about visual thinking and how to sketch, storytelling by two of Ireland’s best known film producers, ethnography and customer insights as practices by the Irish Food industry or how to design experiments by one of the foremost global experts on Design Thinking.

We are delighted to be joined this year by distinguished academic and Design Thinking writer and practitioner, Professor Jeanne Liedtka, University of Virginia. Jeanne has helped many businesses and organisations across the globe to boost their innovation and drive growth by using Design Thinking methodologies.

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Who's Speaking?

JeanneLiedtka

PROFESSOR JEANNE LIEDTKA

Prof. of Business Administration, University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Prev: Chief Learning Officer at United Technologies Corp.

TonyOdonnell

DR. TONY O’DONNELL

Head of Research at EdgeVerve, an Infosys Company

Prev: Head of Business Intelligence R&D at SAP

Christine-Kurjan

CHRISTINE KURJAN

Innovation Director at Innovation Delivery & Quiver Consulting

Prev: Design & Innovation Consultant at IDEO

Steve-Harvey

STEPHEN HARVEY

Global Director of Innovation, Logitech, Lausanne

Prev: Product Development & Engineering with Stryker & GSK

Lesley-McKimm

LESLEY MCKIMM

Producer at Newgrange Pictures & Producer of My Name is Emily (2016)

BrianStephens

BRIAN STEPHENS

Founding Designer and CEO, Design Partners

HelenKings

HELEN KING

Director of Consumer Insight & Innovation, Bord Bia

GerardOneill

GERARD O’NEILL

Chairman of Amárach Research

PeterRobbins

DR. PETER ROBBINS

Innovation Lecturer & Consultant, EDEN Centre for Entrepreneurship, Design and Innovation

Prev: Director of Innovation Excellence at GSK

JackieLarkin

JACKIE LARKIN

Producer at Newgrange Pictures

PhillipBarret

PHILIP BARRETT

Illustrator, Designer, Comic Artist

TrevorVaugh

TREVOR VAUGH

Programme Director for the MSc in Design Innovation at Maynooth University

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RANDY SALZMAN

Independent Writing and Editing Professional

Venue Information

Royal Hospital Kilmainham

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Venue

The Royal Hospital Kilmainham

Military Road, Dublin 8, Ireland

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Parking

There is ample parking available on site.

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Public Transport

The RHK is situated just 7 minutes walk from Heuston Station, Dublin and the Luas Stop at that point. Luas details for RHK

Also Workshop - 1st of June

CATCHING THE WAVE: Using Design Thinking to Drive Innovation

by Professor Jeanne Liedtka

This workshop is a unique opportunity in Ireland to spend time with one of the world’s leading figures and authors on Design Thinking.  Jeanne’s personable and engaging style will ensure you are hooked on her every word and that you get to understand the Design Thinking approach A to Z. 

These Design Thinking events are relevant to all sectors of business, the public service and society in general where there’s a desire and ambition to create a better customer experience and drive growth through innovation in products, services or processes.

“Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. People think it’s this veneer — that the designers are handed this box and told, ‘Make it look good!’ That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works” 

Steve Jobs

€425
WORKSHOP
  • 1st June 2016

  • One day workshop with Jeanne Liedtka - taking place at IMI, Dublin from 9am to 5pm on June 1st. Early bird to 6th May only.

€350
CONFERENCE
  • 2nd June 2016

  • One day Conference on Design Thinking taking place at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, 9.30am to 4.45pm, 2nd June.

  • Early bird to 6th May only.

*substantial IRDG member discounts available – Please contact Mary Byrne (mary.byrne@irdg.ie) or 087 6501215 for details