Denise Heffernan

Senior Researcher


Denise graduated from the Cork Institute of Technology with a BA (Hons) in Multimedia. During the course of her studies she gained valuable experience in web development, media development, user-centred design as well as interactive technologies. She has a background in e-learning and web development, working with established e-learning companies (Thirdforce/Mindleaders) as well as new and emerging Irish e-learning startups.

She returned to studies when she was awarded a RISAM Scholarship and her current research focuses on interaction/experience design within the heritage sector, exploring and creating playful spaces and enhancing the learning experience through play.

Denise joined Nimbus Centre in December 2013. Her research interests include Interaction Design, HCI, Experience Design, Play Playfulness, and e-learning.