• Fabrikmestervej 6

    1437 Copenhagen K




We use scientific methods to improve the legibility of typefaces and pictograms.

We strive to produce new knowledge that can provide the tools to create the most legible typography, for both normally sighted and low-vision readers.

Organisationens forskning

Our findings can help optimize challenging legibility situations, including text on traffic and road signs, type on medicine packaging, small point sizes in newspapers or any other reading situation where letters and words can be difficult to perceive. The Centre also works on improving the visibility of pharmaceutical pictograms.

 Our approach is based on combining methods from psychophysics with research-by-design. Psychophysics is a well-established field of research within psychology that investigates the relationships between physical stimuli (the design) and perception. We use our practical knowledge of design to make appropriate changes to the stimuli and employ methods of statistical analysis to measure the effect of these design changes on perceptual performance.

To ensure the relevance of the findings for the typography user and the scientific validity of the experiments, we have designers define the research questions and develop the test material, while psychologists and vision scientists create the experimental paradigm and analyse the resulting data. 

We are committed to create universal design that can improve everyday life for all.

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Publikationer 2017 2019

Can we improve the perception of crowded digits with a new font using vertical shifts?

Beier, S. & Bernard, J-B., 2019.

Publikation: KonferencebidragKonferenceabstrakt til konferenceForskningpeer review


Smaller visual angles show greater benefit of letter boldness than larger T visual angles

Beier, S. & Oderkerk, C., aug. 2019, I : Acta Psychologica. 199, s. 1 8 s., 102904.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

Åben adgang

활자 기술: 라틴 활자 디자인을 위한 실천 지침

Bidragets oversatte titel: Type Tricks: Your personal guide to type design (translated into Korean)Beier, S., 2019, Sydkorea: Ahn Graphics. 220 s.

Publikation: Bog / Antologi / Afhandling / RapportBogFormidling

Projekter 2017 2021

Typeface Legibility for Visually Impaired Readers

Beier, S., Pedersen, P. & Pardo Virto, O.


Projekter: ProjektForskning



Sofie Beier (Modtager), maj 2016

Pris: Priser

Creative Circle

Sofie Beier (Modtager), 2015

Pris: Priser

Aktiviteter 2009 2016

  • 6 Foredrag og mundtlige bidrag
  • 1 Peer reviewer/fagfællebedømmer af manuskripter

Skriftstøberen John Baskerville’s designproces

Sofie Beier (Foredragsholder)
26 aug. 2016

Aktivitet: Tale eller præsentation - typerForedrag og mundtlige bidrag

The Typeface Character

Sofie Beier (Foredragsholder)

Aktivitet: Tale eller præsentation - typerForedrag og mundtlige bidrag

Typeface functionality

Sofie Beier (Foredragsholder)

Aktivitet: Tale eller præsentation - typerForedrag og mundtlige bidrag