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Renee Seward

Title: Asst Professor
Office: 6438 Aronoff Center
Tel: 513-556-5886
Email: renee.seward@uc.edu

Renee Seward is currently an Assistant Professor in the Graphic Communication Design program at the University of Cincinnati&39;s College of DAAP. Prior to her appointment she work as a graphic designer for a small award-winning design studio, Siebert Design Associates, with such clients as Nickelodeon, Bath & Body Works, Target, and Procter & Gamble. Currently, Renee is working on a project that addresses a national problem by developing interactive tools for teaching 9-11 year old children with dyslexia to read. Building on existing research in learning and cognition, Renee&39;s digital tools link letters and letter combinations to phonemes through moving images.

Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Reneé Seward, Ben Meyer. (2009). Intersecting Static and Dynamic Methodology. Future History 3 American Institute of Graphic Arts Educator's Conference Proceedings, http://www.futurehistory3.com/papers.html.
  • Reneé Seward. (2010). Reading By Design: Visualizing Phonemic Sounds for Dyslexic Readers 9-11 Years Old.. International Technology, Education and Development Conference Proceedings., http://www.iated.org/ concrete2/paper_detail.php?paper_id=8655.
  • Reneé Seward. (2010). Changing Conditions: Emerging Practices.. New Context/New Practices American Institute of Graphic Arts Educator's Design Conference Final Report Paper.
  • Reneé Seward. (2011). Using Digital Tools to Visualize Phonemic Sound.. Early Education and Technology For Children Conference Proceedings..
  • Renee Seward, Beth O'Brien, Allison Breit-Smith, Pamela Williamson, Ben Meyer. (2012). Teaching phoneme-grapheme correspondence with digital interactive text and dynamic graphic cues.. Society For Scientific Study of Reading Conference Proceedings.
  • Reneé Seward, Beth O'Brien, Allison Breit-Smith, Ben Meyer. (2014). Linking Design Principles to Educational Research Theories To Teaching Sound to Symbol Reading correspondence with Multi Sensory Type.. Visible Language Journal.
  • Reneé Seward, Allison Breit-Smith, Beth O'Brien, Ben Meyer. (2014). Design Innovations Through Collaborative Research Methods.. Communication + Place (Research Journal of the Society For Experiential Graphic Design), (1).
  • Beth O'Brien, Reneé Seward, Allison Breit-Smith, Ben Meyer. (2013). Using a Digital Text Tool for Assessing Early Reading Skills.. Society For Scientific Study of Reading Conference Proceedings..

Presentations & Lectures

Invited Presentations

  • Reneé Seward. (06-2014). Design Innovations Through Collaborative Research Methods SEGD Education Summit, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Renee Seward, Allison Breit-Smith, Pamela Williamson, Ben Meyer. (04-2011). See Word Reading Tool: Visualizing Phoenmic Sounds for At-Risk Students McGraw-Hill Publishing, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Reneé Seward. (03-2011). See Word Reading Tool: Visualizing Phoenmic Sounds for At-Risk Students Early Education and Technology for Children Conference Proceedings., Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Reneé Seward. (10-2010). Changing Condition: Emerging Practices AIGA New Contexts/ New Practices, Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Reneé Seward. (06-2010). Reading By Design Icograda 4th International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication, Cyprus, Greece.
  • Renee Seward, Allison Breit-Smith, Pamela Williamson, Ben Meyer. (03-2010). Reading By Design: Visualizing Phonemic Sounds for Dyslexic Reader 9-11 Years Old INTED, Valencia, Spain.
  • Reneé Seward. (02-2010). Reading By Design: Digital Tools that Explore New Approaches to Enhancing Reading Seattle, Washington.
  • Reneé Seward. (02-2010). Multi-Sensory Digital Interactive Learning Environments International Reading Association 33rd Southwest Regional Conference, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  • Reneé Seward, Ben Meyer. (03/07/2009). Intersecting Static and Dynamic Methodology Future History 3 American Institute of Graphic Arts Educator’s Conference Proceedings, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Reneé Seward, Yanling Wang. (04/05/2009). Design Systems AIGA Massaging Media 2: Graphic Design Education In The Age of Dynamic Media, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Reneé Seward. (03-2008). Reading by Design: Visualizing Phonemic Sounds for Dyslexic Readers North Carolina International Dyslexia Association Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Renee Seward, Beth O’Brien, Allison Breit-Smith, Ben Meyer. (07-2013). Teaching Phoneme-Grapheme Correspondence with Digital Interactive Text and Dynamic Graphic Cues ociety for the Scientific Study of Reading, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Poster Presentations

  • Reneé Seward, Beth O’Brien, Allison Breit-Smith. ( 2/01/July). Teaching Phoneme-Grapheme correspondence with Digital Interactive Text and Dynamic Graphic Cues Montreal, Canada.

Colloquia

  • Reneé Seward. (10-2012). Research Methods to Solve Practical Problems . Design Research Methods Graduate Colloquium, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Reneé Seward. (10-2014). Layering Problem Solving and Collaborative Methods. Design Research Methods Graduate Colloquium, Cincinnati, OH.

Lectures

  • (01-2014). User Empathy & User-Centered Design Methods. Design Thinking + Problem Solving Methods for Interdisciplinary Innovation Course, Cincinnati, OH.
  • (11-2014). User-Centered Design Methods. Interdisciplinary User- Centered Design, Cincinnati, OH.
  • (04-2013). Design That Can Impact a Community. DAAP Cares, Cincinnati, OH.
  • (12-2012). See Word Reading Research Outcomes. Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center Presentation, Cincinnati, OH.
  • (01-2012). Design That Engages Community. Design, Art and the Built Environment: Community Engagement Course, Cincinnati, OH.

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