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Jack - Height Adjustable Office Desk Mechanism, John Walsh Dec 2010

Jack - Height Adjustable Office Desk Mechanism, John Walsh

Other

This mechanism was developed out of the increasing requirement for individual users to be able to adjust the height of their desk to an ergonomically correct position for their physicality. Sitting at a standard height desk (usually 720-740mm) for long durations has been linked to health problems, including back and posture problems and DVT, for those who fall either side of the average user in terms of anthropometric height range. A typical problem with "systems furniture" which is widely installed in most corporate open-plan offices is that components are "shared" for cost, functionality and aesthetic purposes. Typically, this means that ...


Design For Dementia, Gregor Timlin Oct 2010

Design For Dementia, Gregor Timlin

Books/Book chapters

This book describes a two-year collaborative research project between the Helen Hamlyn Centre at the Royal College of Art and Bupa. It explores how better product and environment design can improve quality of life for care home residents with dementia. The design ideas developed are a practical response to the challenge of congnitive decline and can be retrofitted to existing care homes as well as applied to new developments.


Virtual Teaching, John O'Connor Sep 2010

Virtual Teaching, John O'Connor

Academic Articles

The potential of online virtual environments, such as Second Life for delivering remote learning continues to be debated by academics. It would appear to offer particular opportunities to support remote learning in art & design, where there is a particular requirement for live visual interaction. The School of Art, Design & Printing at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) received funding to develop a module for undergraduate students to test this theory. A five-credit module (under the European Credit Transfer System) received formal approval from the Institute in 2008 and was delivered as a pilot to academic staff interested in exploring virtual ...


Is One Life Enough? Delivering A Module In Second Life, John O'Connor, Claudia Igbrude May 2010

Is One Life Enough? Delivering A Module In Second Life, John O'Connor, Claudia Igbrude

Conference Papers

The potential of online virtual environments, such as Second Life for delivering remote learning continues to be debated by academics. It would appear to offer particular opportunities to support remote learning in art & design, where there is a particular requirement for live visual interaction.

The School of Art, Design & Printing at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) received funding to develop a module for undergraduate students to test this theory. A five-credit module (under the European Credit Transfer System) received formal approval from the Institute in 2009 and was delivered as a pilot to academic staff who were interested in exploring virtual environments for the purposes of learning and teaching. This was followed by the first delivery of the module to undergraduates in art & design as an elective module in the first semester of the 2009/10 academic year.

A thorough knowledge of virtual environments and social networking communities is increasingly essential for those working in what could be described broadly as the content creation sector. The module encourages participants to explore this area and exploit the opportunity to create and manage their online presence and begin the process of building and maintaining an online personal brand. The paper describes the delivery of the module in these two instances; some of the challenges encountered and includes feedback from students. It also suggests a framework for lecturing in Second Life based on what was successful in this instance and what was not.


Farrell’S Nursery Company Limited Brand Identity Project, Peter Dee Jan 2010

Farrell’S Nursery Company Limited Brand Identity Project, Peter Dee

Other resources

Peter Dee - Strategic Design and Marketing Consultant, was responsible for the design and development of the brand identity for the Farrell’s Nursery Company which was used on business cards, letterhead, signage and website.

Farrell’s unique plant nursery is always full of fresh ideas, inspiring plants and solutions for every garden. You'll find an extensive range of plants and people who provide expert advice and a range of associated services at all times of the year.


Westwood Interior Company Limited Brand Identity Project, Peter Dee Jan 2010

Westwood Interior Company Limited Brand Identity Project, Peter Dee

Other resources

Westwood Interior Company Limited design and manufacture high quality handmade wood interiors in Ireland. Westwood Interior required a modern logo using natural colours and imagery.

Peter Dee - Strategic Design and Marketing Consultant, was responsible for the design and development of the brand identity for the Westwood Interior Company which was used on business cards, letterhead, signage and e-Commerce website.

Westwood Interior have earned a reputation for a high level of service and attention to detail. An established team of skilled craftsmen pride themselves in creating bespoke wood interiors that combine the very best in modern technology with the highest levels ...


Critique Of Archival Reason: Research Report, Tim Stott Jan 2010

Critique Of Archival Reason: Research Report, Tim Stott

Articles

No abstract provided.


Dit Graduate Exhibition Show Of The School Of Art, Design And Printing 2010, Dublin Institute Of Technology Jan 2010

Dit Graduate Exhibition Show Of The School Of Art, Design And Printing 2010, Dublin Institute Of Technology

DIT Publications

Exhibition committee staff Kieran Corcoran Peter Jones Paul White Robert Tully Neville Knott John Short Brenda Dermody Clare Bell Brenda Duggan Annette Buckley Pat Muldowny Joe Hanly Exhibition commitee student representatives Lucy Clarke Margaret Flynn Kate Geoghegan Gavin Gogarty Fiona O'Keeffe Cian McKenna Becky O'Hara Catalogue concept and design Paul Woods - www.paultheillustrator.com Maeve Keane - www.andstudio.ie Photography by Gillian Buckley. Typeset in DIN 9pt and 24pt. Printed on 140gsm Revive 50/50 by Future Print, Dublin. DIT Graduate Exhibition 2010


What Is Installation Art?, Niamh Ann Kelly Jan 2010

What Is Installation Art?, Niamh Ann Kelly

Exhibition Catalogues

No abstract provided.