Welcome to SEEN.community
We are a community invested in designing more accessible and inclusive access to essential needs resources in higher education. Our work directly aims to show the impact on essential needs insecurity on learning and thriving.
To form and support communities that can (re)design inclusive, equitable access to essential needs resources in higher education.
supporting equity in essential needs
We believe it is critical that higher educational institutions make essential needs resources and investments visible and accessible for every student. To do this work, we design and deploy institutional change strategies rooted in user experience methodologies and methods that are trauma-informed and antiracist. Also, we partner with institutional stakeholders on research projects that by design work to make change in higher education. In this way, we try to make students feel SEEN (which stands for Supporting Equity in Essential Needs).
To read more about the SEEN community, click here.
Lead UX Researcher
Director, Student Parent Resource Center
Associate Professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Bill Heinrich, PhD
Director of Mindset at Orbis
Organizational Change Consultant
Graduate Student Researcher
UX Design Researcher
If you have an idea for a project or collaboration, or if you’d like more information on the SEEN community, please reach out to us via this form.