TU Dublin Staff Shortlisted for Institute of Designers in Ireland Awards

9 Nov, 2021

A number of staff from Creative Arts, Science and Health disciplines at TU Dublin have been shortlisted for Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI) Awards, while 21 graduates from the School of Creative were nominated for IDI Graduate Awards.

John Walsh, Assistant Head of School at TU Dublin School of Creative Arts, was shortlisted for two projects in the Design Education and Research category, both of which involved collaboration between CreateLAB, the School’s design research lab and colleagues working in Science and Health.

Prostate Phantom is a project which involves using clinical ultrasound images to generate patient-based digital models of prostates in order to create more anthropometrically accurate prostate ‘phantoms’ for use in simulation-based medical training devices. The project was a collaboration with Dr Andrea Doyle, Prof Jacinta Browne, Dr Deirdre King, Dr Dervil Cody and Prof Frank Sullivan at Prostate Cancer Institute.

TU Dublin Staff Shortlisted for Institute of Designers in Ireland Awards


The Cactus Project involved collaboration with Dr Dervil Cody, Prof Izabela Naydenova, Dr Tatsiana Mikulchyk, Prof. Jacinta Browne in order to develop Holographic Ultrasound Exposure & Viewing Devices for Therapeutic Ultrasound.

Clare Bell, Lecturer in Visual Communication at TU Dublin School of Creative Arts, has been shortlisted for her book design Figure | Ground Numbered Editions, a publication that had its origins in a 12-day artists’ residency curated by Marysia Wieckiewicz and Nathan O’Donnell. The publication set out to explore the geography of Cow House Studios through unpacking ideas of abstraction, translation, cartography, and other fictions.

TU Dublin Staff Shortlisted for Institute of Designers in Ireland Awards

The School’s newly opened Printmaking Workshop, designed by Declan Scullion at Scullion Architects, is shortlisted for the Architectural Design Award in the Structures and Spaces Category.

There has also been lots of success for the School’s Class of 2021 at the IDI Graduate Awards, with 21 of our student projects shortlisted across several categories. This year the Graduate Awards are being hosted by the School of Creative Arts with Visual Communication Lecturer Ben Readman acting as Chair of the Awards and Barry Sheehan, Assistant Head of the School of Creative Arts, producing the Awards Ceremony Video.

The IDI is the representative body for Designers in Ireland, and the annual Design Awards celebrate the best in Irish Design annually. The School has been a longstanding supporter of the IDI, and both Barry Sheehan and John Walsh are former IDI Presidents.

The IDI Graduate Awards and IDI Awards winners will be announced at ceremonies this Wednesday and Thursday (10th and 11th of November), respectively.