Studying the act of reading as part of interface design

30 May

Picture of Romney iPhone app as first developed and launched

It’s important to understand the role of reading.

 

The proliferation of so many devices for work, play, entertainment makes the reading aspect of computer screens much more important than in the past.   Reading displays that are NOT readable can even be dangerous.  Also, people are in the habit of scanning their devices and so the design must support easy reading.  For these reasons, interface design needs to take a detailed look into the process of reading.  Reading unlike seeing is not natural.  The brain is trained to read.

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