Just a quick announcement to welcome our two new IxDA Dublin local leaders... ...Daragh Byrne and Kathryn Parkes!!!
Ben and I passed on the torch back in January and we wish them the very best of luck!
I'm already very impressed with their hard work to date. In fact, I am writing this article from their latest ground-breaking March event "IxDA InFocus: Interaction on the iPad" (in an exciting new venue too!). If this is any indication of the caliber of the events in store over the next year we are all in for a treat.
If you already know Daragh and Kathryn, I am sure are aware of their individual powers - but together as a team - Wow! Please show them your support in their new roles as they take IxDA Dublin to fresh new heights.
Daragh is a PhD Student with the Centre for Digital Video Processing (CDVP) at Dublin City University (DCU). He holds a M.Res. degree in Design and Evaluation of Advanced interactive Systems from Lancaster University and a BSc in Computer Applications from DCU. Since joining the CDVP, he have published over 30 scientific papers and has been actively involved in the lifelogging domain. The majority of his work during this time has focused on the lifelogging domain and the doctoral work specifically focuses on creating digital narratives from multimodal lifelog content. In addition to this, he recently chaired the Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference in September 2010. He is delighted to be the local lead with Kathryn for the IxDA Dublin in 2011 and looks forward to the exciting calendar planned for IxDA Dublin this year.
Kathryn Parkes is an interaction design consultant based in Dublin, Ireland. She has over 15 years experience in designing and developing interactive media. As Head of R&D at Electric Paper, she managed a small, highly skilled, cross-functional team involved in researching, designing and prototyping innovative elearning products. One of the success factors of the team was the user-centric approach with strong interaction, interface and instructional design input. For 2008-2010 Kathryn managed her own consultancy business working on a broad variety of design, development and research projects. She recently joined the team at iQ Content as a User Experience Design consultant. Kathryn holds a M.Sc. in Innovation and Technology Management, from the National Institute of Technology Management (NITM), at the Smurfit School of Business in UCD and an honours degree in Microelectronic and Computer Engineering from Trinity College Dublin in 1995.