I am a lecturer in the Dublin School of Creative Arts, Dublin Institute of Technology and have been teaching in design for 9 years. My background is in Interior Design practice since 1998. I have worked in interior design for the leisure industry for 12 years and spent 7 years with 'McNally Design/Irish Pub Company'.
My research focuses on the 'Irish Pub', initially on a historical, social and cultural level, and aims to look at it's success, both on an indigenous level and internationally. The research will investigate, from an interior design perspective, whether there are design principles in place in Irish Pubs, both originals and the 'authentic' versions of the late nineties, which have made it so successful. When there is an omission of those principles, do we subconsciously feel less comfortable in the interior? It will look at the explosion of the Irish Pub as a commodity for export around the world since the nineties.
Sept. 2008 to July 2017: Lecturer & Interior Design programme co-ordinator College: Dublin Institute of Design , 45 Kildare St., Dublin 2.
Dec. 2005 to July 2008: Senior Interior Designer; Company: Oppermann Associates,Foley St., Dublin 1.
Jan-Mar. 2017: Interior Design Consultant/Mentor – Salvation Army, Eden Quay, Dublin 1.
Nov-Dec. 15: Oct. 2014- Dec. 15: Interior Designer/Consultant – Crosscare,Co.Dublin. Cafes homeless charit
Aug. 1998 – Mar. 2003 and Apr. 2004 to Nov. 2005: Senior Interior Designer; Company: McNally Design Group, Carmenhall Rd., Sandyford Ind. Est., Dublin 18.
Jan 07 - Jan 08: Freelance designer. Commercial client's house refurbishment in Dublin 14
May 2003 – Oct. 2003: Interior Designer - Peddle Thorp, Darwin NT Australia
1996 –97: Graphic Designer :Prospect Design ltd., Dublin 2.
Dalton, Tracey (2017) "Delivering Design Fundamentals using relevant Learning Theories in the delivery of an Interior Design project at Third Level", Iterations: Issue 05, June 2017. See www.iterations.ie
Dalton, Tracey (2016) "Can Post-Lecture CAD Screencasts Reduce Cognitive Load and Foster Self-directed Learning in First Year Interior Design?," Irish Journal of Academic Practice: Vol. 5: Iss. 1, Article 4.– See www.Arrow@DIT.ie