Ciarán is a versatile Interaction and Service Designer with experience and expertise in both user research, and digital prototyping. In this role, he enjoys helping organizations create new value for their users, and have a positive impact on people's lives.
Originally from Ireland, Ciarán lived in the USA, France, Japan, and Denmark, before moving to Germany. He has taken the scenic route to a career in design- initially studying Music and French at Trinity College, Dublin, and specializing in Music Composition. After some years working as a musician and English teacher around the world, he attended Copenhagen Institute for Interaction Design in 2015. Here, he learned to build empathy with users, and bring concepts to life through rapid prototyping.
At IXDS, Ciarán works with diverse clients to build new digital products and services. He believes that critical design thinking is crucial to success in innovation-ensuring that new or creative ideas are relevant and useful.
On his fifth day, Ciarán works at the impact-design collective he co-founded, Social Projects. There, he helps humanitarian organizations, NGOs, startups, and volunteer networks deploy innovative digital services, such as a chatbot for refugees.
In his spare time, he enjoys playing jazz piano and saxophone, cooking for friends and family, playing Gaelic sports, photography, and travelling to new places. He is always following at least one online course in anything from machine learning to sketching.
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