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4–7 September, 2019

Sofie Beier

Sofie Beier

Associate Professor Sofie Beier teaches at the School of Design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, where she is the head of the Centre for Visibility Design. She is the author of the books Type Tricks: Your Personal Guide to Type Design and Reading Letters: Designing for Legibility, and has published numerous academic papers on typeface legibility. Her research focuses on improving the reading experience by achieving a better understanding of how different typefaces and lettershapes can influence the way we read.

ATypI Tokyo | Friday, 6 September, 2019 | 11:20 – 11:40 | Miraikan Hall

Age-Related Deficits and Their Effects on Reading

Talk | Presented in English

Older readers are more affected by suboptimal designs of typefaces, are more easily distracted by irrelevant elements in the text, are more sensitive to low contrast between foreground and background, and have greater difficulty tuning in to a specific typeface...

Presented by Sofie Beier