Through practical experience and hard graft, Ré will discuss the challenges and triumphs of working with citizens and councils. His talk will focus on design processes, which empower people to actively take part in changing libraries and local neighborhood services.
A graduate of Dublin Institute of Technology and the Royal College of Art, Ré Dubhthaigh is the co-founder of Radarstation, a London-Dublin based design consultancy. Using design tools and methods, Ré works with clients to embed customer insight, shape organisational change and innovate service. He has been a lead consultant and service strategist for clients including Hasbro, BBC, Sony and Swisscom. He is a Senior Producer at Dott Cornwall, an innovative programme using design to tackle social and economic challenges alongside local communities. Ré has been a visiting researcher at InnovationRCA at the RCA, the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, and Oxford University. He teaches at design schools across Europe. Recently named by BusinessWeek as one of 21 designers out to change the world, Ré is passionate about providing practical tools to create sustainable cultures of innovation in client organisations.