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Design For Use

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Xwerx is Ireland's leading User Experience (UX) design agency.

We believe in innovation through design. All our services are aimed at helping organisations build the best experience possible for their online product.

We offer a range of services, including usability reviews, user persona development, customer journey mapping, wireframe development, interactive prototypes, UX Toolkits, data analysis, and can provide our usability lab for all your testing requirements.

We're always on the hunt for brilliant people to join our expanding team. If you share our passion for UX, check out our vacancies.

UX Training

UXTraining.com is a specialist provider of user experience and design thinking training. Our mission is to help organisations, teams and individuals make better software and services through user-centred design.


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.


Iterate are a Dublin based web agency delivering user research based projects, from content driven websites to applications by adopting both qualitative and quantitative UX methodologies.

While not all of our projects incorporate development work, when we do we are strong advocates for the adoption of Open Source solutions, allowing our clients to make the most of their investments by not paying a software company unnecessary licence fees while enabling the implementation of truly bespoke solutions based on the project research. In particular, we have significant expertise with the Drupal CMS and are one of the leading agencies delivering on that platform in Ireland.

Founded just over five years ago, iterate have grown to ten staff and are working with some of the biggest brands and organisations in Ireland including; 123.ie, Openet, Saint Gobain, Liberty Insurance and the University of Limerick.


Swrve transforms the way brands connect and interact with customers in an increasingly mobile-centric world. Founded in Dublin in 2010 by Hugh Reynolds and Steven Collins, the company is now headquartered in San Francisco, with the Product and Engineering teams based in Dublin.

Jameson Whiskey

Founded in 1780, Jameson is Triple Distilled, Twice as Smooth and is the number 1 selling Irish whiskey in the world today.

Organised by IxDA Dublin members and volunteers.

Video recording and photography by Long Lost Designs


7pm, Wed November 9th


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.