Reneé Seward

Reneé Seward is an Associate Professor and Program Director of the Communication Design program at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning. She has been teaching typography, exhibition design, and graphic design in the Communication Design program for the last ten years. Her research focuses on the development of digital and physical multi-sensory tools that seek to address literacy problems. Currently she is starting a company for See Word Reading®, a multi-sensory tool that uses dynamic letterforms to teach early reading principles through a suite of digital iPad applications. Renee is a 2015 Cincy Innovates winner for See Word Reading®. Recently she has been awarded $100,000 of Ohio Third Frontier funding to help with the commercialization of this tool. Additionally, she and her research team member Dr. Beth O’Brien were awarded a $300,000 grant from the National Institute of Education for a two year test of the tool.