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Sarah Cronin Rodger

MA work


Uproar is a platform that empowers people to create collective messages to effect social change.

We live in a time of tumultuous global change. Across a myriad of issues – economic, gender and racial inequality, the refugee crisis, climate change – there is a growing sense of urgency for citizens to engage in acts of protest. There is nothing novel about civic protest; for generations, people have come together to raise their voices and to effect change. Yet, while we’ve seen huge advances in communications technologies, there have been relatively few changes in how we physically come together in public spaces to protest.

Uproar enables participants to use their phones as collaborative protest tools and also helps organisers to orchestrate physical demonstrations. It furthers protesters' connections with each other and their cause, bridging digital and physical activism. Uproar creates new forms of protest, thus empowering citizens to effect social change.


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2018

  • Sarah is a human-centred designer with a strong background in engineering. She is passionate about people and seeks innovative solutions that improve lives. Sarah is most interested in user research, co-creation and gaining valuable insights from complex issues. She loves focusing on the smaller details as well as the overall system.

  • Degrees

  • BEng Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Trinity College Dublin, 2015
  • Experience

  • Design Engineer Intern, Felcana, London, 2017; Production Assistant, Science Gallery Dublin, Dublin, 2015-2016; Conceptual Design Intern, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, 2015
  • Exhibitions

  • Design for Safety at Sea, Lloyd's Register Foundation, London, 2017; Continuum, Imperial Festival, London, 2017
  • Awards

  • Best Risk Reduction, LRF Grand Challenge: Safety at Sea, 2017
  • Conferences

  • Publications