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Graphic Mint

Graphic Mint is an award-winning User Experience Design agency based in Dublin.

For over ten years we have delivered User-Centred Design solutions through our core areas of Design (GraphicMint.com), Insight (UsabilityTesting.ie), Training (UXAcademy.ie) and Feedback (Participants.ie).

What is good for the User is good for you. We want to support you and your business in creating more human-centred, enriching and satisfying User Experiences. We hope to make the world a better place, one Design at a time.


Thanks to the internet, the way people communicate is drastically different than it was 10, even 5 years ago. Messengers like WhatsApp, have become the preferred mode of communication in every aspect of consumers' lives, and now that switch is happening with businesses too.

Intercom builds a suite of messaging-first products that all modern internet businesses can use to accelerate growth across the customer lifecycle, from acquisition, to engagement, and support.

Intercom has raised $241M in venture funding and has over 450+ employees across its San Francisco headquarters and Dublin, London, Chicago and Sydney offices. Today, Intercom is used by the world's most forward thinking companies-84% of Y-Combinator companies that use a messaging or live chat tool use Intercom. Customers include larger companies like New Relic, Sotheby's, and Shopify, and smaller companies like Airtable and Coda.


InVision is the digital product design platform used to make the world’s best customer experiences. We provide design tools and educational resources for teams to navigate every stage of the product design process, from ideation to development. Today, more than 3.5 million people use InVision to create a repeatable and streamlined design workflow, rapidly design and prototype products before writing code, and collaborate across entire organizations. That includes more than 80% of the Fortune 100, and organizations like Airbnb, Amazon, HBO, Netflix, Slack, Starbucks, and Uber, who are now able to design better products, faster.


HubSpot (NYSE: HUBS) is a leading growth platform. Since 2006, HubSpot has been on a mission to make the world more inbound. Today, over 48,000 total customers in more than 100 countries use HubSpot’s award-winning software, services, and support to transform the way they attract, engage, and delight customers. Comprised of Marketing Hub, Sales Hub, Service Hub, and a powerful free CRM, HubSpot gives companies the tools they need to manage the customer experience from awareness to advocacy.

You can find out more about our company culture in the HubSpot Culture Code, which has more than 4M views, and learn about our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, too. Thanks to the work of every HubSpotter globally who has helped build our remarkable culture, HubSpot has been named a top workplace by Glassdoor, Fortune, Entrepreneur, and more.

The company is headquartered in Cambridge, MA with offices in Dublin, Ireland (EMEA HQ); Singapore; Sydney, Australia; Tokyo, Japan; Berlin, Germany; Bogotá, Colombia; and Portsmouth, NH.

Learn more at www.hubspot.com.


Frontend.com is an international UX design consultancy based in Dublin, Ireland. Founded in 1998, we have been at the forefront of UX design for almost 2 decades, in that time we have shaped how everyday people engage with a broad spectrum of new technologies and services. Our global client base spans the worlds of finance, software, consumer products and medicine and our work has helped transform products, services and organisation around the world.

Our experienced team combines the skill-sets of cognitive psychology, business analysis and design to create truly user-centred solutions. Over the last two decades our work has won numerous awards on the world stage, most recently at the 2018 IX Awards in Lyon for Moot - which explores the role of technology in rebooting democracy.

See www.frontend.com for further details or email mail@frontend.com


TalentHub is a highly specialised team of Headhunters and Recruiters that works across all industry sectors. We specialise in roles for Digital Marketing, E-commerce, Technology, Data & UX/UI Design.

Our consultants have 20+ experience resulting in deep sectorial knowledge with extensive contact books. This experience, combined with a personal touch is crucial given the best people have to be headhunted in the current market.

What makes us unique is that we take care of both clients and candidates. From a client perspective, our service mirrors that of an executive search firm, from a candidate’s perspective we are akin to a career coach.

Discover how TalentHub can enhance your career or deliver high-quality talent for your business by visiting TalentHub.ie.

Mór Irish Gin

Mór Irish Gin is a rich combination of earthly root botanicals, and wild berry. Pure in taste and bold in simple flavours. An adventurous spirit for the adventurous of spirit.

Rosenfeld Media

Rosenfeld Media provides deep user experience design expertise in the formats you need: 25 books, over 50 workshops, and consulting from dozens of the field's top experts.

Defuse is organised by IxDA Dublin members and volunteers.

Video recording and photography by Long Lost Designs

IxDA Dublin is proudly supported by Fjord and Xwerx. Thank you!


7pm, Wed November 7th, 2018


The Sugar Club


12 Speakers

How Long?

Each Speaker has 20 Slides, and 15 seconds 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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