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Jack O'Leary McNeice

MA work


Enact is a tool that transforms any sheet of paper into an augmented interface to encourage, enable and enhance physical, freehand sketching.

Sketching is enacted thought, it is an invaluable practice for communicating, developing and understanding ideas, thoughts and forms quickly.

The increased ubiquity and power offered by computer-based design tools has seen sketching being practised less and less, despite the benefits it offers.

Enact allows you to quickly and intuitively exploit the power of these tools using just a pen and paper, allowing you to do more on the page before moving to a screen. Pen and paper drawings are captured and projected back onto your page, where they can be digitally transformed, combined and elaborated on to encourage and enable further physical sketching.

More broadly, Enact explores sketching as a case study for how digital augmentation can enhance physical actions, in addition to offering new and augmented sensory experiences.


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2017

  • Coming from a background in philosophy, psychology and digital media, I'm interested in how physicality, craft and action can play a larger part in the way we approach and design digital technologies that tend to focus on the sensory.
  • Degrees

  • BA TSM Philosophy & Psychology, Trinity College Dublin, 2011; MSc Interactive Digital Media, Trinity College Dublin, 2012