Dr. Muireann McMahon's Projects


The DRS (Design Research Society) Conference is one of the leading international conferences on Design Research. UL is collaborating with our partners in LSAD to host the 2018 conference in Limerick.

2017 Graduates from Design Factors

Congratulations to Dr. Fiona Wixted and Dr. Eoin White from their Design Factors friends and from the School of Design, who have graduated with their PhDs at the August 2017 UL Conferrings.

Health in a Box

Johnson & Johnson & The School of Design, University of Limerick Postgraduate PhD Scholarships

Design for Health and Wellbeing, MSc

Work and co-design with stakeholders right across health care, from hospitals, to mental health services, to public health, to well-being of consumers in society.

ShareRepair- Digital Support Infrastructure for Citizenes in the Repair Economy

ShareRepair aims to decrease WEEE from consumer products by scaling up citizen repair initiatives through the design and development of innovative open-source digital tools.

Open Practices

Design for Policy research explores how the Irish government can create better outcomes in terms of sustainable behaviour and practices.

ITERATIONS - design research and practice review

ITERATIONS provides a platform for the dissemination of Irish Design Research and Practice both in Ireland and internationally.

Product Design & Technology

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.

The Gray Legacy Project

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.

Design of an improved approach to laparoscopic resection of the colon and surrounding mesentery

Exploring opportunities to improve clinical outcome in laparoscopic abdominal surgery using human factors methods to identify specific design needs.

Repurposing E-waste as a driver for Resource Efficiency

E-waste is one of the world's fastest growing waste streams and contains valuable precious and critical materials. Repurposing facilitates material recovery and creates a second life for products.

DESIS Ireland

DESIS Ireland is a design lab for sustainability and social innovation

Real World Studio

6 week sponsored industry collaborations – with the aim of exploring and making sense of multiple diverse and challenging 'real world' design briefs.

Circular Design - Learning for Innovative Design for Sustainbility

Circular Design focuses on learning for innovative projects to enhance the creation and consumption of sustainable products and services, aligned with European Circular Economy policies.