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Gretchen Rinnert

Kent State University
Associate Professor
Kent, Ohio
Rinnert is an associate professor in the School of Visual Communication Design at Kent State University. She teaches interaction design, motion design, as well as visual ethics, and design theory. She is a graduate of North Carolina State University’s College of Design. As a researcher, her work focuses on the intersection of design and education, classroom participation, and tools that aid in understanding and comprehension. Her work focuses on designing with and for children in a manner that engages them in play and co-creation. Since 2015 she has been working on a suite of tools that help pre-literate children learn letters and numbers. Rinnert is also one of the founding members of the MODE Summit, a motion design educators summit that takes place every two years and is a peer-reviewed, international event.