[Events] Interaction Design Talk tomorrow, Wednesday at 2:30 pm, in CSG001

Gabriela.Avram Gabriela.Avram at staffmail.ul.ie
Tue Nov 17 12:57:36 GMT 2009

The Interaction Design Centre is hosting an invited talk titled
"Designers & Programmers - Crossing the Divide in Interactive Media
Development" by Macdara Butler, on Wednesday, 18 November 2009.


The talk will take place in CSG001 at 2:30 pm, and everybody is welcome!


Designers & Programmers - Crossing the Divide in Interactive Media

It's essential that design-oriented people increase their technical
skills and knowledge in order to meet the demands of industry. Equally
programmers need to embrace the principles of User Centred Design and
engage whole heartedly with the designers to achieve successful


When designers and programmers are able to communicate effectively, work
closely together, and understand each other's domains, the team will
achieve great results.



Macdara Butler (28) is the Managing Director of Tricycle Interactive

Graduated from UL in 2003 with a Business degree in Economics, Finance &
French. He worked in the financial sector for 2 years before returning
to UL for a Masters in Interactive Media. Macdara set up Tricycle
Interactive with 2 fellow graduates in October 2006 and he has been
working there since as MD.


Tricycle Interactive is an innovative provider of Web Applications,
Mobile Software and Interface Design Services. Macdara plans to grow the
company and continue to build its client base, undertaking larger and
more complex projects all the time. Currently he is very busy developing
a large Social Media site, and managing the recently expanded team of 6.




Dr.Gabriela Avram

Interaction Design Centre

University of Limerick




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