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Design Partners

Design Partners is a strategic product design consultancy with studios in Ireland and San Francisco who work with brands in the consumer electronics, lifestyle and medical sectors. We are a multi-disciplinary team of Industrial, Interaction and Graphic Designers and Engineers who bring joy to people and loyalty to brands through our work.

iQ Content

iQ Content is a global digital strategy and design consultancy based in Dublin. We design and build digital experiences that help our clients deliver measurable results across all platforms. With user experience at our core, we do this by blending a deep understanding of your customers through research and analytics with our unique, creative design process. We are the strategic online partner for many leading organisations including Vodafone, Goodyear and Citi amongst others. For more information, please visit http://www.iqcontent.com or follow us on Twitter @iqcontent.


Founded in 1998, Frontend is an international based User Experience and Interface Design consultancy. We provide a range of User Centred Design Services (including user research, user modeling, task analysis, design, and user testing) for websites, software applications, mobile applications, consumer products, digital devices and print.

Frontend was founded by a core group of experienced interface and graphic designers; our mission was to develop a new approach to design problem solving, focused around end-user or customer experiences. Since then we have expanded our skill-base to include usability, accessibility, cognitive psychology and software development. We have built a creative team with a broad range of skills including problem solving, project management and strategic thinking.

Frontend have developed an impressive international blue chip client-base including AIB, Bank of Ireland, Barclays Bank, BBC, BridgeCo, Diageo, D-Link, HP, Microsoft, Rabobank, O2, Reuters, Revenue, Unilever and Vodafone. Our extensive experience across industries and geographical markets can be seen in samples of Our Work.


Paddy Power is Ireland's biggest, most successful, security conscious and innovative bookmaker. We operate via www.paddypower.com, our chain of retail outlets throughout Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain, our Dial-A-Bet department and more recently our Mobile division. Whether you like the buzz and the human interaction of the betting shop or you’re deeply agoraphobic and have grave misgivings about the outside world, in one form or another Paddy Power is there 24 hours a day with a customer service team to match.

UX Training

UX Training is a specialist provider of user experience training. Owner and founder Colman Walsh has worked in user experience design for over 14 years. An alumnus of two world-class UX agencies - Sapient and iQ Content - he has worked with blue-chip clients in San Francisco, New York, London, Brussels and Dublin. His expertise runs across the entire UX spectrum: research, strategy, design and testing. A fun and engaging presenter, Colman is an accomplished trainer, facilitator and workshop moderator. He is currently the Product Manager of Daft.ie, one of Ireland's most popular and successful online brands.


Kopparberg Premium Ciders are a range of original and natural fruit Ciders, brewed from an original Swedish recipe dating back to 1930. All the way from the small town of Kopparberg in the Swedish countryside, the ciders are made using the finest locally sourced fruits which are allowed to slowly ferment to the desired strength of ABV. The key ingredient integral to all Kopparberg ciders is the valued ‘soft water’ from the local Kopparberg well which has a low mineral content allowing the natural pure taste of the fruit to come through.

Organised by IxDA Dublin members and volunteers.


7pm, Thu November 7th


The Sugar Club


12 Speakers

How Long?

Each Speaker has 20 Slides, and 15 secounds a slide.
(5 Min per Speaker)


Free (Thanks to sponsors)


This event is not ticketed. First come first served. Show up early.

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