Andrew O'Dowd

Andrew ODowd

Mr Andrew O'Dowd

Lecturer

Biography

My background is in the areas of Electronic Engineering, Product Design Engineering and Interaction Design. I graduated with a National Diploma in Electronic Engineering from the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in 2004. Following this I studied Product Design Engineering, graduating in 2009 with honours. In 2010 I completed my Masters in Interaction Design. My professional work has ranged from developing responsive wearables for a contemporary dance performance in 2011, to working as lead Digital Designer for Leaving Planet Earth at the 2013 Edinburgh International Festival. More recently my work has concentrated on audience/user experience design through spatial and personal interactions. I am co-founder of F9 Collective (www.f9-colloective.org), an artist group interested in the creation of critical interactive artworks.

Esteem

Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

 

Date


8 results

Hasten Slowly: Developing an interactive sustainability storytelling chair

Conference Proceeding
Egan, C., O'dowd, A., & Fyffe, N. (in press)
Hasten Slowly: Developing an interactive sustainability storytelling chair. https://doi.org/10.1145/3401335.3401817
Responding to the climate crisis and a considerable downturn in planetary well-being due to human consumption patterns, The Lions' Gate, on-campus, urban, permaculture-inspire...

Artificial Intelligence and Interface Design for Everyday Products

Conference Proceeding
O'Dowd, A., & Carvalhais, M. (2019)
Artificial Intelligence and Interface Design for Everyday Products
Imbedding artificial intelligence into designed technologies is not new, yet recently there has been a rapid increase in the number of domestic products that claim to be “smar...

The Lions' Gate: Towards a Permaculture-inspired Blended Space

Conference Proceeding
Egan, C., Thompson, R., & O'Dowd, A. (2019)
The Lions' Gate: Towards a Permaculture-inspired Blended Space. https://doi.org/10.1145/3338103.3338110
In light of the devastating ecological effects of climate breakdown and with human well-being under severe stress, this paper presents The Lions' Gate-an in-development, urban...

Creation of Id

Exhibition / Performance
O'Dowd, A. Creation of Id. [Mixed Media]. Exhibited at Casa da Prelada, Porto, Portugal. 28 June 2018 - 20 July 2018. (Unpublished)

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O'Dowd, A. Creation of Id. [Mixed Media]. Exhibited at Casa da Prelada, Porto, Portugal. 28 June 2018 - 20 July 2018. (Unpublished
The built environment in which we live has been designed in an attempt to make it intuitive, efficient, and purposeful. The potential of designed objects are activated upon ac...

SKiN: Designing pseudo-physiology into personal technology devices to create enhanced interactions through visceral signifiers and behaviours

Conference Proceeding
O 'Dowd, A. (2017)
SKiN: Designing pseudo-physiology into personal technology devices to create enhanced interactions through visceral signifiers and behaviours
The majority of technology is now personal. Humans, in turn, are expected to and have personal relationships with their devices. The issue is that humans are biological beings...

Journal of Design Practice and Research, Volume 3, 2014

Book
Lambert, I., Firth, R., MacLeod, M., Forster, S., Innes, M., Winton, E., …Titley, W. (2014)
Journal of Design Practice and Research, Volume 3, 2014. Edinburgh Napier University
Editorial -Welcome to the third issue of the Journal for Design Practice & Research. The last 18 months has been an extremely busy time for us. We have continued to grow as a ...

Leaving Planet Earth (Follow-on Voucher Project).

Digital Artefact
Lambert, I., Innes, M., O'Dowd, A., Winton, E. & Blake, J. (2013)
Leaving Planet Earth (Follow-on Voucher Project
SFC FOLLOW-ON VOUCHER The project was undertaken as a SFC Follow-on Voucher (£40K) alongside a student project with BDes (Hons) Design & Digital Arts (D&DA).James Blake (Centr...

Journal of Design Practice and Research Volume 2, 2012.

Book
Lambert, I., Firth, R., Forster, S., Innes, M., Macdonald, I., MacLeod, M., …Winton, E. (2012)
Journal of Design Practice and Research Volume 2, 2012. Edinburgh Napier University
Since the publication of the first issue of our journal twelve months ago our team of creative practitioners and academics has expanded (see pages 32-39), as has our work with...