A recent study by Virginia Tech professors Katherine Haenschen and Daniel J. Tamul indicate that people make assumptions about candidates based on the typefaces they use. The study asked 987 people to rate varying typefaces as conservative or liberal in a series of two experiments and found that people do “perceive typefaces, type families, and typestyles to have ideological qualities.”
Ny fontladdningsteknik håller på att utvecklas. Fonten laddas efter behovet på sidan istället för idag, att ladda ner den kompletta fontfilen som kan vara ganska stor. Man kan alltså säga att fonten “strömmas” till sidan.
“The ideal solution would combine the benefits of both of these approaches: subset a font request to what’s necessary for a given page, but add to the original font asset on subsequent content requests, thereby enabling the gradual enrichment of the font file.”
Australian researchers say they have developed a new tool that could help students cramming for exams – a font that helps the reader remember information.
Melbourne-based RMIT University’s behavioural business lab and design school teamed up to create “Sans Forgetica”, which they say uses psychological and design theories to aid memory retention.
About 400 university students have been involved in a study that found a small increase in the amount participants remembered – 57% of text written in Sans Forgetica compared with 50% in a plain Arial.