Gary Dickson

SCD Gary Dickson
School: School of Communication & Design
Department: Design
Position: Associate Lecturer
Location: RMIT Hanoi city
Phone: (+84) 85 410 7805

After working for ten years as a practicing designer, Gary transitioned into academia. He has spent the last eight years at Indiana University creating and teaching new curriculum for graphic design, human-computer interaction design (HCI-D), and design thinking for non-designers.

  • BFA - Graphic Design - California College of the Arts
  • MGD - User-Experience - North Carolina State University



Design Studies, visual design, user-experience design, interaction, design, design thinking

The creation, development, propagation, and evolution of design methods

  • Dickson, G. and Stolterman, E., 2016, May. Why design method development is not always carried out as user-centered design. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 4056-4060).
  • Dickson, G. and Siegel, M., 2014. Board game design: a metaphor for the development of interaction and experience design methods. In Proceedings of AIGA Connecting Dots Conference.

  • NSF 1115532

Served as supervisor and mentor for numerous graduate student research projects

  • 2008 Creativeshake — Bronze Award for graduation announcement, Merit Award for JournalAnywhere identity and Merit Award for JournalAnywhere ad series
  • 2006 — Merit Award for Brevium identity
  • 2004 — Merit Award for Epidemic Design’s postcards


Bielenberg Design, HL2, Epidemic Design (self-employed)

  • 2011-19 - Indiana University - visiting asst prof, research assistant, associate instructor, adjunct
  • 2010-11 - North Carolina State University - research assistant, teaching assistant
  • 2005-09 - Cornish College of the Arts - adjunct