We’ve begun building our first prototypes for testing! It’s very exciting. Hoping to test users this week for feedback on app name, navigation mechanics and basic colour responses to the app. That last one is gonna be tricky to quantify.

We’ve just put together our first prototypes on Invision as we want to do some AB testing right away. All feedback and comments welcome on this blog too. Join in everyone.


Prototype 1 can be found here:

Prototype 2 can be found here:


Storyboard Workshop

We had a fantastic tĂȘte–à–tĂȘte in class last Friday with everyone grouping together in threes to brainstorm storyboards for aspects on how our apps could function. We mined so much good information out of that 2 hours session that we will definitively be pursuing that method of idea generation again. It was so good. There were post-its and markers all over the place. Even our humour got the best of us and a thoughtless joke spawned the name for our app – ‘Filthy’. We are focusing on the male hygiene domain right now and hope to produce an app that focuses on facial care and grooming for a male audience.

We have spidergrams coming out of our ears right now as to where this app could go in terms of functionality and UI but for now at least, feast your ideas on some of our scribbles from our ideas session.


Beginnings & Landscapes

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While trying to decide a suitable name for this blog, I discovered that all word combinations I came up with had a reference to landscape somewhere in the title. I was rather tickled by this and recognise my constant attraction to all things topographical.  As I start out on this blog, I am living beside Phoenix Park – what some claim as “the largest city park in the world“. This vast area of greenness fills my heart, my mind and my soul – it brings a balance to my little world that few other locations can offer. This parkland speaks to me of my childhood in rural Ireland, it delights in marking the changes of the seasons and it encourages me to leave the city behind for a couple of hours each week.

Cityscape, green space and topography are all threads that unite much of my thinking, work and active life to date and I feel it deserves a mention as I set out to write a blog on my studies in Creative Digital Media.  For previous work from my time as an architect, please visit my portfolio blog at

For a deeper insight into my thoughts on landscape and design, you can read a copy of my architectural thesis below: