DESIGN ON THE ROAD #4
CREATIVE USE OF SOFTWARE TOOLS
1st December 2015, 18:00 – 20:00.
Creative Technologist and Programme Director at the Institute of Design Innovation, Don McIntyre hosts this session, which explores creative approaches to using software tools to help small to medium sized businesses. Join us for this informal session, as well as to hear more about the Design Network and the work of the Glasgow School of Art in the Highlands and Islands.
Having graduated from Glasgow School of Art with a degree in Product Design, Don went on to complete an MSc in Computer Science from Strathclyde University, building a then unfashionable expertise in the combination of creative and technical disciplines. His first role as 3D designer with Leicester based virtual reality pioneers Virtuality utilised this blended skill set and Don was part of the Tokyo based team that ported Pac Man from 2D to an immersive 3D environment. In mid 90’s he moved to London, working as a Designer and later Digital Project Manager with a number of web development and communications agencies, including Oyster Partners and Crown Business Communications. On returning to Scotland Don became Operations Manager with DA Group, the Glasgow based company most widely known for creating Ananova, the first ‘digital newscaster’.
More recently Don has worked on a number of European design research projects, most notably partnering with the Fraunhofer Institute and Giugiaro on the development of MAXIMUS, an interactive visualisation system for use by car designers and architects. Don retains his passion for design and technology and splits his time between the Institute of Design Innovation and as a freelance Creative Technologist.