Enda O'Dowd


Enda O'Dowd
Lecturer, National College of Art and Design
IDEA Jury Member, 2021-22

Enda is a lecturer in the Product Design Department at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in Dublin, Ireland and joint course coordinator for the MSc in Medical Device Design. The Medical Device Design course at NCAD is an innovative studio based program which works with industry and medical professionals to design better devices and patient experiences. The course has been successful in attracting funding through the Disruptive Technology Innovation Fund and has won a special award for Education from the Institute of Designers of Ireland for its collaborative project with the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland.

Enda is a strong advocate for studio education and applying science and technology in a human led design process. He has a keen interest in sustainability and has integrated sustainability considerations into the teaching of materials and manufacturing at NCAD. Having coordinated modules in Design Thinking for the MBA at the UCD Smurfit School and Sustainable Product Design at Maynooth University he is interested in the design of new products, services and business models for the circular economy.