Design Practice & Education
Congratulations to both Dr Kirsten Huysamen and Dr Louise Kiernan, who have graduated with their PhDs at the January 2018 UL Conferrings. From their friends in Design Factors and the School of Design.
6 week sponsored industry collaborations – with the aim of exploring and making sense of multiple diverse and challenging 'real world' design briefs.
PDT is the largest Product Design undergraduate program in the country. It provides the foundation for much of the research originating from the Design Factors group.
ITERATIONS provides a platform for the dissemination of Irish Design Research and Practice both in Ireland and internationally.
Design Factors' Additive Manufacturing team at the University of Limerick offers 3D Printing services to both research bodies and to industry.
This research attempts to study spin-offs from design schools to determine the philosophies, methodologies and strategies employed in the pursuit of business success.
The Gray Legacy Projects aims to help shape a future where barriers to access into Product/Industrial Design are dismantled and gender takes a secondary role to merit, ability and creativity.
The goal of this study is to investigate the validity of current online creativity assessment tools by measuring the creativity of students in pilot schools in the USA and Ireland.
This project sets out to identify the level of creativity potential across the levels of education in Ireland and to carry out a comparative analysis to international norms.
Teaching is the process of enabling learning, engaging imagination, interests, and nurturing creativity. This study investigates practices and beliefs in the context of creative problem solving.
The link between Design research and Design practice is critical to the improvement of design education. Design education is in a constant state of evolution with new and innovative methodologies, strategies and practices being developed regularly by the Design Factors faculty researchers.