SETU Product Design Exhibition 2023

Date : Wed 24 May - Wed 31 May

Time : 18:00

Haughton Building, Kilkenny Road Campus, Carlow, R93 V960

As a human centred discipline, Product design is all around us. We interact with products from the moment we wake to the time we go to sleep. Good product design can improve people’s lives, make difficult tasks easy, help fit new technologies and materials to human need and also bring joy to people’s lives.

The Product Design Innovation programme here in SETU equips learners with the skills of the future that are transferable to so many disciplines. Problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, communication across stakeholders, leadership skills, and working as a team. Learners must begin by identifying a problem, by talking to and observing people. The problem, the stakeholders and the environments are researched to provide real insight. The learners must then design a solution that addresses this problem in a creative, empathic user centred way.

This year, the 52 annual design exhibition, will showcase projects in areas like physical rehabilitation, sports equipment, physical development analysis, consumer electronics and more. While the show primarily focuses on the final year work of the product design students, it will also feature sample work from the other years. These include lighting design, headphones and leather products.

The exhibition will open on Wednesday the 24 of May at 6pm in the Haughton building on the Carlow Campus and run until the 31. The event is open to the public and has no entry fee. If you are a student thinking about a career in design, a company looking for a design graduate or simply someone that has an interested in design, please join us. See the exciting designs, the depth of work, talk to the students and staff, see the facilities and campus. Be inspired.