graphic design Tag

Dec 31 2018

Against Type

A deliberately hard-to-read font might be the answer for memory lapses. If you struggle to recall what happened in Finnegans Wake, help may be at hand. A team of scientists and designers at Australia’s RMIT University have created a new font that promises to improve readers’ recall by applying the principle of ‘desirable difficulty’, whose central premise is that the more effort we put into grasping information or ideas, the more likely we are to retain them. Accordingly, the new Sans Forgetica font is deliberately hard to read. Individual characters have missing...

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