Type Tricks: User Design is a dissemination of the author's research into typeface legibility. What to consider when choosing fonts in difficult reading situations including signage, small point sizes, glance-like reading or scanning? But also what to look out for when designing for struggling readers, for example people with low-vision, elderly, children and people with dyslexia.
This kind of research is normally communicated in scientific papers, which takes a long time to read and understand. In this book, all findings are presented in an illustrative and easily accessible way. The book has a small amount of text and lots of illustrations presenting more than 140 tips from evidence-based research.
About the Author
Sofie Beier is a professor at the Royal Danish Academy, where she is head of the research unit Centre for Visibility Design. In addition to creating the Type Tricks series, she published numerous academic papers on typeface legibility. Her research is focused on improving the reading experience by achieving a better understanding of how different typefaces and letter shapes can influence the way we read.