Watch as our UK Type Director and legibility expert Dr. Nadine Chahine talks about how screens and devices are changing how people read, the factors that affect their ability to read accurately, what our research with MIT’s AgeLab has revealed about the impact a typeface can have on glance recognition, and why these insights should change how you think about legibility and use fonts.
Also from this webinar
- Presentation Slides
- Follow-up Q&A with Nadine
- How Writing System and Age Influence Spatial Representations of Actions—by Dobel, Diesendruck and Bölte (The Boy/Ball Study)
- Effects of Perpetual Fluency On Judgements of Truth—by Reber and Schwarz (The Orsono Study)
Further readingMore useful advice from around the web
- If It’s Easy to Read, It’s Easy to Do, Pretty, Good, and True
- How Science Is Making It Easier to Read Screens In One Glance
- Directional Bias In the Mental Representation of Spatial Events: Nature or Culture?—by Maass and Russo
- Eye movements and the Perceptual Span In Beginning and Skilled Readers—by Rayner
- The Left-to-Right Bias In Inhibition of Return Is Due to the Direction of Reading—by Spalek and Hammad
Dr. Nadine Chahine
Nadine is our UK Type Director and legibility expert. For over 10 years, she has worked to expand our Arabic type library and lead our research collaborations with the MIT AgeLab.
Nadine has an MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading, a PhD from Leiden University, and continues to take part in eye movement and legibility studies for Arabic, Latin, and Chinese scripts. She has won numerous design awards for her work, and in 2012 she was selected by Fast Company as one of its 100 Most Creative People in Business.