Numeral legibility and visual complexity

Sofie Beier, Jean-Baptiste Bernard, Eric Castet

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Resumé

To enhance the peripheral legibility of numerals we designed three versions of the digits from 1 through 9 by modifying the complexity of each numeral (equivalent to their digit skeleton) while controlling for variations in other physical parameters. Observers identified the different versions of the digits in random three-digit strings, presented within their peripheral visual field. Our results showed that the digit ‘1’should have a narrow design without a crossbar at the bottom, the digits ‘3’ and ‘9’ should benefit from open apertures, and the digit ‘7’ should have a straight leg and no serif at the horizontal bar. The data further demonstrated that crowded digits presented in the periphery of the visual field generally profit from a short morphological skeleton. The findings can improve the identifiability of numbers for readers with normal visions as well as for readers with central visual field loss.
SprogEngelsk
Datojun. 2018
Antal sider14
StatusUdgivet - jun. 2018
BegivenhedDRS Design Research Society, 2018: Limerick - Limerick, Irland
Varighed: 25 jun. 201828 jun. 2018

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KonferenceDRS Design Research Society, 2018
LandIrland
ByLimerick
Periode25/06/201828/06/2018

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    Beier, S., Bernard, J-B., & Castet, E. (2018). Numeral legibility and visual complexity. 1841-1854. Afhandling præsenteret på DRS Design Research Society, 2018, Limerick, Irland.
    Beier, Sofie ; Bernard, Jean-Baptiste ; Castet, Eric. / Numeral legibility and visual complexity. Afhandling præsenteret på DRS Design Research Society, 2018, Limerick, Irland.14 s.
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    2018. 1841-1854 Afhandling præsenteret på DRS Design Research Society, 2018, Limerick, Irland.

    Publikation: KonferencebidragPaperForskningpeer review

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    Beier S, Bernard J-B, Castet E. Numeral legibility and visual complexity. 2018. Afhandling præsenteret på DRS Design Research Society, 2018, Limerick, Irland.