Legibility of Text When Reading in Brief Glances
Presented by Nadine Chahine
According to the 2013 Meeker Report, the average person checks their smartphone 150 times a day. Now imagine a world where all your devices have a screen and browser access–your car dashboard, fridge, even your toothbrush. 

In the near future, it's likely that your eyes will be darting from one device to the next to check the weather, traffic and a reminder that you’re low on milk. There is no question that screens are becoming pervasive, connecting you–at a glance–to the things that matter most. What many people never think about is how type on screens influences their experience.


Join Dr. Nadine Chahine, Monotype Type Director and legibility expert, as she shares research on the role of type in glance-based reading environments. Type is the behind-the-scenes star of the digital display experience. Cast in the wrong role it may fail at its task. Learn how this will impact the future of device screens and best practices for choosing the right typefaces.


Nadine is an award winning Lebanese type designer working as the UK Type Director and Legibility Expert at Monotype. She has an MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading, UK, and a PhD from Leiden University, The Netherlands. Nadine’s research focus is on eye movement and legibility studies for the Arabic, Latin, and Chinese scripts. She has numerous awards including two Awards for Excellence in Type Design from the Type Directors Club in New York in 2008 and 2011. Her typefaces include: the best-selling Frutiger Arabic, Neue Helvetica Arabic, Univers Next Arabic, Palatino and Palatino Sans Arabic, and Koufiya.


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