Meet Our Members – Padraic Lynch
This week I spoke to Padraic, who is a lecturer in UX Design and Applied Innovation as well as director of The Wallpaper Process Ltd.
What is your job / business?
I am director of ‘The Wallpaper Process’ – Innovation Facilitation Workshops & Design Thinking Product. The Wallpaper Process is a step by step pre-printed design thinking product. Assemble your team and follow the 5 ‘hands on’ steps to address any problem and find a viable solution. Lead your team through a highly collaborative user experience that produces real results!
Do you have a typical day?
My days vary as I lecture in UX Design & Applied Innovation at Masters level, as well as running Wallpaper Process Ltd. Some days I may be checking orders and shipping the Wallpaper Product to our clients while other days I may be facilitating a design thinking workshop for a new product or service. I enjoy the mix.
What do you love most about what you do?
I love helping our clients achieve real results. All too often, innovation happens in the moment, but is difficult to quantify, measure and document. Our ‘old school’, ‘hands-on’ product ensures that great ideas are documented in 5 easy to follow steps.
And is there anything you don’t like so much?
The current ‘sticky note’ design thinking workshops!
These workshops have value in the moment, but they favour the extrovert and hinder the introvert.
Documentation of great ideas is crucial, particularly in the ideation and iteration phases. The Wallpaper Process allows the best and brightest ideas to surface, not the loudest. Gather your team and give our product a go, you won’t be disappointed.
If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?
Keep moving jobs until you find a good mentor. Then stay and learn as much as you can.
Don’t get pigeon-holed too early, you can specialise later in your career.
And just for fun…
I never get sick of the Rocky movies (except for Rocky 5, that was a miss)
Also enjoying the new Spiderman movies.
I’m a big Audible fan as I’m on the road a lot.
Currently listening to “The Big Picture” – future of film.
If you’ve got a bad back, check out Dr. Sarno’s “The Divided Mind” – instant cure!
“Creativity Takes Courage” Henri Matisse
Favourite way to relax?
A day out with the family.
To learn more about what Padraic does visit www.wallpaperprocess.com
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