Denise Dicksonline

Knowledge Translation Officer
Short bio

Design researcher, list maker, photographer and alt print maker interested in the intersection of art and science. In the spring of 2023, I completed my MS in Information Studies at UT Austin where I focused my studies on accessibility and user research and wrote my thesis on accessibility in art museums.

Top-3 games
  1. Pinball
  2. Skee-Ball
  3. Pole Position
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About me

Denise Dicks completed her MFA in Creative Writing at Virginia Commonwealth University and her MS Information Studies at University of Texas at Austin. After a career working in education and non-profits, she decided to shift her focus to design research and accessibility, wanting to contribute to the efforts of accessibility advocates in making a more inclusive and equitable world.

Projects I’ve worked on

  • Category
    Transformative Tech

    Bloombox: A Toolkit for Creating Transformative Tech

    About the project

    Creating digital tech—whether it be videogames or apps—that makes a real impact on human flourishing is hard! Luckily, at the GEMH Lab we have amassed many lessons learned, tips, tricks and caveats over the years of our existence. All of which we aim to bring together in the Bloombox: a toolkit for creating transformative tech.

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My publications

  • Use of the Principles of Design Thinking to Address Limitations of Digital Mental Health Interventions for Youth: Viewpoint

    Scholten, H., & Granic, I. (2019). Journal of Medial Internet Research, 21(1), e11528. doi: 10.2196/11528

    Author: Hanneke Scholten

    Upload date: 06-16-2020

Worked together with

Isabela Granic
Director of GEMH Lab

Professor and Chair of the Developmental Psychopathology department in the Behavioural Science Institute; writer; voracious podcast consumer; mother of two upstanding little gamers


Professor at McMaster's University & Co-founder of PlayNice Interactive

Hanneke Scholten
Co-Director of GEMH Lab

Researcher, interdisciplinary work and collaboration, wants to understand the how's and why's, loves her high heels and coffee in the morning, walks and talks too fast.


Assistant Professor at Erasmus MC Sophia Children's Hospital


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