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I've been lucky to get to work on so many collaborations and initiatives that have drawn the public's interest and inspired those beyond our project teams. Below is an archive of some of those stories; some directly reference me, others discuss work I was involved in.   
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25th November 2020

Design Thinking and Service Design in the Public Sector

"I think in a lot of cases, if you look at the incentives (and you can understand what those are) you can often uncover why things are happening. And these incentives can drive the organizational culture."

Connection: I was the guest on the podcast.

By Andy Ross and Andrew Newman


10th September 2018

Want to See the Future? Just Look to this Year's Top Designs

"It’s a heartening demonstration of design’s ability to strengthen ties between citizens, government, and society."

Connection: I was Design Lead on a mentioned project (Moot).

By Suzanne Labarre


3rd April 2018

Can Demagogues be Designed out of Democracy?

"Frontend’s proposal is less radical in scope, and as such, perhaps more pragmatic. The firm suggests  redesigning how the public engages with individual issues, through interfaces that are already familiar as part of everyday routines."

Connection: I was Design Lead for the 'Frontend proposal' mentioned.

By James Cartwright

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21st December 2016

Irish Social Entrepreneurs Doing Well by Doing Good

"Then there are the ones who approached global problems head on. Frontend ... teamed up with the International Organization for Migration to find ways technology could help migrants."

Connection: I was Project Lead on a collaboration mentioned.

By Kevin Kline


16th September 2016

Interview: Tech Radio

"This week .... we share a chat with John Buckley from UX Consultancy Frontend about design thinking."

Connection: This is an interview discussing the IOM collaboration.

By Niall Kitson


24th July 2015

Volunteering Initiative Ready to Serve Limerick City

"“Serve the City is all about people coming together to fill in the cracks – either for the benefit of the whole community, or for an individual in our community.""

Connection: I am a quoted contributor to this article.

By Alan Jacques

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31st December 2018

Designing for Humans: John Buckley and the DesignFix Initiative

"Part of my role in, aside from standard client work, was to act as a kind of futurist-in-residence within the team; I was challenged to think about bigger problems, to build strategic partnerships and, ultimately, to strengthen their brand position"

Connection: An Interview with  Designation, where I studied design.

By Mike Joose


10th September 2018

A New Platform For More Civil Civic Discourse

"In an era of rising populism, with extremism and distrust warping civic dialogue, a group of Irish designers and researchers are harnessing technology to help reverse the erosion of faith in public institutions."

Connection: I was Design Lead on Moot, the subject of this article.

By Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan


June 2017

Designers Need to Toughen Up

""Education programs for designers must recognize the importance of understanding how business really works” said John Buckley, UX Designer"

Connection: I am a quoted contributor to this article.

By Frank Gaine


5th December 2016

How to be a UX designer

"“There is no best path to landing a career in UX,” says Buckley. “However, it’s quite a sought-after role so, no matter what, you do need to show an interest and a passion – how you convey that is up to the individual.”"

Connection: I am a quoted contributor to this article.

By Jennifer Darmody

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1st October 2015

What IBM Watson Can Do For Elite Athletes

"The Coach Watson initiative is similar to other efforts to use data to enable peak athletic performance, but with one critical difference – Coach Watson will have at its disposal the supercomputing potential of IBM Watson to make sense of it all."

Connection: I was the UX designer on the UI that sports coaches use to interface with IBM Watson.

By Dominic Basulto


24th January 2014

How Irish Tech Entrepreneurs Are Rebooting Ireland's Economy

"PR Slides a Dublin-based online media hub for fashion and beauty brands has moved a step closer to its vision of disrupting the PR industry by creating a global digital PR platform."

Connection: I was employee #2; responsible for clients & product.

By Alison Coleman


9th October 2018

Designing a Design Culture to Empower Richer Social Outcomes

"I encourage any designers out there with a social design appetite to really read this because this is the kind of work that you could bring to your boss and say, you know what? This is something we could try."

Connection: Conversation with Frank Long featuring my work.

By Gerry Scullion


20th April 2018

Limerickman's Bid to Transform Global Democracy

""Change is slow but it’s happening. We’ve created these principles to nudge that change in the right direction,” he concluded."

Connection: I am on the subject of this profile piece.

By Alan Jacques


10th March 2017

Mobile Tech Key to Migrant Health Care Solutions

"In the process, Buckley hopes to promote human-centered design – understanding the needs of end-users first – as an effective way to tackle social issues."

Connection: I am interviewed and quoted throughout this article.

By Aida Akl

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16th September 2016

IOM, Designers Team Up to Reimagine Healthcare for Migrants

"We’ve reimagined the healthcare system from the bottom up, that can work remotely anywhere in the world and bridge the gaps between the various service providers"

Connection: I was the Project Lead on the subject of this article.

By TechCentral Reporters


6th March 2015

Limerick Volunteers Celebrate Twelve Months Serving the City

"Over the past year, John and his team have been joined by over 50 active volunteers to make a big impact on the lives of dozens of less well off people in the city."

Connection: I am a quoted contributor to this article.

By Alan Jacques

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