IT Sligo Staff Profiles

MR Adrian Durcan

Lecturer

Contact Details

Lecturer
Address

E: durcan.adrian@itsligo.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Award winning multi-disciplinary design practitioner, company co-founder, industry research consultant and researcher on design education, currently lecturing at I.T. Sligo.                          

Research Interests

UX/UI Design and Development.   

Design education.                     

CONTRACT_RESEARCHERS

  Researcher Name Project Role Funding Body
Stephen Reid KITE Co-Investigator

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2018 Smart Dublin Wayfinding Phase 2 Challenge Finalist 2018 (Place Pending) Enterprise Ireland
2017 Smart Dublin Wayfinding Phase 1 Challenge Winner 2017 Enterprise Ireland
1998 Technologist of the Year (Dublin Region) 1st Place Enterprise Ireland
1998 Technologist of the Year (National Finals) 2nd Place Enterprise Ireland

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
ANCAD Associate 15-JUN-94 /
IDI Member 15-NOV-17 /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2016 LSAD Master of Arts Design Education
2009 UL PG DIP Digital Media for Education
1994 NCAD Bachelor of Arts Industrial Design

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Precision Fabrication Ltd. Company Director 02-JAN-01 / 02-JAN-08
Rowland Roofing Ltd. Design Consultant 15-MAR-06 / 15-AUG-06
Paragon products Ltd. Senior Industrial Designer 15-OCT-96 / 15-OCT-00
Taltech Engineering Ltd. Design Manager 02-JAN-96 / 02-JAN-01

Consultancy

  Client Description
National Learning Network
UX/UI Design
Zenoz
Industrial Designer
CHANCE
Advertising advisor
Pristeam
Industrial Designer
SiRo
Mentor
Institute of Designers in Ireland
App Curator
Portwest
UX/UI Designer
Field Day
Responsible for the creation of official CAD Production Drawings for Sam Shepard's World Premiere of 'Particle of Dread', Playhouse Theatre, Derry, Ireland, 2013 and the U.S. Premiere, Griffin Theatre, New York, USA, 2014.

Outreach Activities

  Description

Event Organiser at Institute of Designers in Ireland
Organiser of the screening of 'Design Disruptors' by Invision at the Aurivo auditorium at IT Sligo for Sligo Design Week 2016.  

Event Co-organiser at Culture Night
Co-organiser of events which engage creative design students with the community annually to celebrate Culture Night.

Teaching Interests

Lecturer, researcher, co-ordinator and author of programme/module content (including learning outcomes and assessment strategies) for the current level seven/eight degrees:  

B.A. Creative Design
B.A. Performing Arts (Theatre Design)
B.A. App Design and User Experience (UX)  

and formerly on the following level seven/eight degrees:  

Computing; Digital Media Marketing; Early Child Care Education; Industrial Design; Interior Architecture  

Educational programme(s) liaison with international and indigenous companies; over-seeing requirement analysis, project management and the mentoring of students to achieve client goals and educational learning outcomes by facilitating experiential industry led projects and competitions.

Creative Design project partners include:  

Audi; B | Braun; Connacht Gold; Good 4 U Foods; E.S.B.; Halo Medical Ltd.; H.S.E.; Ireland West Airport Ltd.; J.M.L.; Kudos Health Ltd.; LG Electronics; National Learning Network; Oasis Ltd.; Orangebox Ltd.; Pristeam; Rehab Group; W.2.W. Ltd.  

Performing Arts project partners include:  

Abbey Theatre, Dublin; Ardhowen Theatre, Fermanagh; Blue Raincoats, Sligo; Gaiety Theatre, Dublin; Lyric Theatre, Belfast; Theatre of Pluck, Belfast; Townhall Theatre, Galway.

Modules Taught

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
201600 STUDIO SKILLS 4 26121STUDIO SKILLS 4
201600 Studio Skills 4 32506Studio Skills 4
201600 Intro to Digital Media Design 34849Intro to Digital Media Design
201600 Intro to Digital Media Design 29942Intro to Digital Media Design
201600 Studio Skills 3 30784Studio Skills 3
201600 DESIGN APPLICATIONS 3 25773DESIGN APPLICATIONS 3
201600 CREATIVE DESIGN 1 29256CREATIVE DESIGN 1
201600 CREATIVE DESIGN 2 29272CREATIVE DESIGN 2
201600 STUDIO SKILLS 22690STUDIO SKILLS
201600 Creative Design 6 30900Creative Design 6
201600 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 1 29268PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 1
201600 Digital media for Design 1 30824Digital media for Design 1
201600 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 1 25718PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 1
201600 CDes 5 30880CDes 5
201600 DESIGN APPLICATIONS 1 25733DESIGN APPLICATIONS 1
201600 Computer for Design 5 30884Computer for Design 5
201600 DESIGN APPLICATIONS 1 29260DESIGN APPLICATIONS 1
201600 Visual Literacy 30575Visual Literacy
201600 CREATIVE DESIGN 1 25723CREATIVE DESIGN 1
201600 DESIGN APPLICATIONS 4 25793DESIGN APPLICATIONS 4
201600 STUDIO SKILLS 3 26086STUDIO SKILLS 3
201600 CAD 4 30876CAD 4
201600 CREATIVE DESIGN 2 25743CREATIVE DESIGN 2
201600 STUDIO SKILLS 1 26006STUDIO SKILLS 1
201600 DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURE 25753DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURE
201600 STUDIO SKILLS 2 26041STUDIO SKILLS 2
201600 CAD1 30828CAD1
201600 CAD 3 30860CAD 3
201600 Creative Design 1 30820Creative Design 1