SocialiseDUB Design Talks
Check out some of things that stood out at this design event, held in the Dean Dublin:
Motherland’s passion is researching and creating films that tell a story, create interest and evoke feelings within the viewer. ‘Becoming Men’ is a short video they shared where the narrator talks about own his experiences of growing up and how children jumping in the rivers and canals of Dublin is nothing new but is steeped in the history of childhood growing up in inner-city Dublin:
Explaining Design to Children– Studio AAD were tasked with coming up with a video that explain why design is important and what it actually is to children. They were please to discover the children understood it after a Q&A session with the children after watching the final video.
Just Six Degrees
This new website launched by Michael McDermott plays on the idea that we are all within 6 degrees or 6 people away from each other – for example; how the phrase ‘small world’ is often used when discovering a close connection between two people that you know separately. The concept of the website is to get different designers and creatives to recommend 1-3 other people that are currently inspiring them, they then do a feature on these people and ask them to recommend 1-3 people who are inspiring them. And so the process continues. A great way to discover unique and possibly not well-known talent that’s currently out there.
Love and Robots
Using 3D technology, Irish company Love and Robots create personalised and bespoke jewellery where the customer can be involved in the design process via their website, selecting from a range of options including colour, material and shape with even being able to twist a piece to create the exact shape you would like using their software. Each piece is custom-made and feels like a collaborative project between the customer and Love and Robots. The look and feel is quite edgy and contemporary and would appeal to graphic designers, architects, fashion designers in particular due to their geometric shapes.