Broadening the user base

As Ireland catches up with the UX zeitgeist, Colman Walsh’s UX Design Institute is in pole position to address the skills gap, writes Emmet Ryan

Colman Walsh, chief executive of the UX Design Institute Pic: Fergal Phillips

A Dublin firm is looking to become the global standard bearer for user experience (UX). The UX Design Institute, based in the Guinness Enterprise Centre, is trebling its staff over the next year as it scales internationally.

Set up in May 2013, the business currently has eight staff but is adding 16 in the next year on the back of €500,000 in seed funding raised.

“We have fairly ambitious growth plans over the ...