Susan Reardon

Susan lectures and supervises research projects on the MSc in User Experience (UX) Design. She also delivers modules on the BSc (Hons) in Creative Computing. Susan was previously a programme coordinator in the Department of Technology & Psychology and a member of IADT's Access Committee and is currently an academic representative on IADT's Quality Enhancement Committee.


Reardon, S., + B. Tangney (In Press). Smartphones, Studio-Based Learning and Scaffolding - Helping Novices to Learn to Program. ACM Transactions on Computing Education.2014
Reardon, S., + Tangney, B. (2011). Studio-Based Learning with Smartphones for Novice Programmers. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 10th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning.2011


Dalkey Festival of Flowers Art Exhibition, Co. Dublin2002
Summer Show, Daffodil Gallery, Skerries, Co. Dublin2000
Monkstown 1200 Art Exhibition, Co. Dublin 1998
The Paul Kane Gallery, Group Show, Dublin1997
Iontas, 9th National Small Works Art Competition and Exhibition, RHA Gallery, Dublin1996

Research projects

  • Studio-based learning,
  • mobile computing and novice programmers.
  • Universal Design. UX. How the internet is changing art.

My recent research investigated the effectiveness of combining a studio-based learning pedagogy with the contextualised motivational aspect of application development for smartphones to help overcome the barriers novice programmers face.


Presented research at MITE / T+L Alumni Presentations, Trinity College Dublin2015
Presented at Irish Learning Technology Association EdTech (NUIM)2012
Presented a paper at the 10th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China2011