Studying Typography's Capacity to Improve Reading
Keywords:typography, research, reading, collaboration, co-design, entrepreneurship
For 16 years, Professor Reneé Seward has studied typography’s role in learning to read. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati in 2002, she worked professionally for 3 years before going to North Carolina State University in 2005 for her graduate degree (Master of Graphic Design MGD). It was there that she formed and initially explored the parameters of the research question “In what way can mapping or visualizing phonemic sounds to typographic symbols enhance reading for dyslexic children 9 -11 years old?” under the guidance of Professor Meredith Davis. On May 9, 2022, Visible Language editor Mike Zender interviewed Reneé about her successful, sustained research program.