Renée Stevens

Asst Professor & Assoc Chair
Syracuse University

Renée Stevens is an award-winning motion and augmented reality designer, educator, author, and public speaker currently located in Syracuse, NY. She is the founder of tagAR™, an augmented reality mobile application that helps people never forget a name again. Her creative research looks at how Augmented Reality can help overcome Learning Disabilities, specifically Dyslexia. She splits her time between owning and running an independent interactive design studio and as an Assistant Professor at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She is also the Associate Chair of the Visual Communications Department where she oversees the Design Program. She was named a 2017 Educator to Watch by Graphic Design USA and received a prestigious 2018 Meredith Teaching Recognition Award from Syracuse University. Her favorite things include properly kerned type, perfectly paced music, and designing for good.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.