Emersyn Dieckmeyer is an associate design strategist at the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation. Emersyn’s design process is fueled by a fascination with the human experience, with all its points of convergence and divergence.
Her approach is rooted in the belief that every design expresses a set of values, and should be approached with a high degree of ethical responsibility. Emersyn is passionate about exploring solutions that provide for the individual in a holistic sense, acknowledging mental, physical, emotional and social dimensions. Her main interests within design include behavior change and the opportunity for delight.
Prior to joining the team, Emersyn worked on a number of health and wellness-related projects, designing products, services, and spaces. As an intern at Dreamit Ventures, she consulted with health startups on experience design and user interface design. Emersyn also worked for the Penn Medicine Rehabilitation Robotics Laboratory under an NSF grant, where she contributed to the design of a robot to improve quality of life for elderly assisted living residents. As a student, she participated in a project to design a low-tech diagnostic for type 2 diabetes in the Ghanaian context.
Emersyn earned her master's degree in integrated product design at the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a bachelor's degree in visual studies from the University of Pennsylvania.