Martin Ryan


Martin is the former Director of Undergraduate Studies in Design Innovation at Maynooth University; Author of ARRIVE - A Design Innovation Framework to Deliver Breakthrough Services, Products and Experiences; Proprietary inventor of the world's first cantilevered saddle and a multi-award winning designer and entrepreneur. Martin has featured in prominent international media and publications including RTE (Irish national broadcaster), CNN, The Guardian & Irish Times. Today Martin is a Partner in the consultancy firm Actionable and advisor to various industries, embedding innovation capabilities, building consumer insight and delivering innovation in product and services. Clients range from insurance to healthcare and from leading technology companies to government agencies. Over the years he has acclaimed a number of awards notably including; the JEC World Innovation Award (Paris) and Dyson Design Award. Martin’s research interests centre on Design-driven Innovation, Strategy and Design Thinking and he is a lead editor of Iterations Design Journal. Martin joined the department of Product Design at the National College of Art and Design in September 2021.