15. Pattern Recognition Helps People Identify Letters in Different Fonts


Flowchart on 15. Pattern Recognition Helps People Identify Letters in Different Fonts, created by Celi Merchant on 09/03/2017.
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  • There's no difference in comprehension, reading speed, or preference between serif and sans serif fonts. 
  • People identify letters through pattern recognition. We don't memorize a version of every letter - we know the pattern of what it looks like.
  • Font choice is not critical to readability as long as it is not so decorative that readers cannot easily recognize the patterns of the letters.
  • Fonts affect the interpretation of text. In a study, the task was perceived as easier if the instructions were in an easy-to-read font. The task itself was perceived as harder to do if instructions were given in an overly decorative font. 
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