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The evolution of design in Irish business life

IBM’s Lara Hanlon says a tech designer’s role is to clear any obstacles in the way of the end user

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
10th July, 2016
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Lara Hanlon, design lead at IBM Conor McCabe Photography

The role of design in tech is evolving, with the goal essentially being to make the end user not notice, according to Lara Hanlon, design lead at IBM.

Hanlon was one of several experts who gave their views on design in technology at the Inspirefest event, which took place in Dublin earlier this month.

Speaking to this paper, Hanlon said the challenge for large corporations and institutions with design was in breaking down existing working...

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