November 3, 2016 - No Comments!

Zapfino and other decorative fonts can cause harm

typeface choice

Typeface choice is important.

Decisions made on legibility, readability, aesthetic appropriateness and even personal favourites inform a designer’s choice.
Choosing one on its life-saving ability, however, doesn’t rank high on the meter, but:

Bad typefaces can kill.

A bold claim - but when it comes to health education and user instructions font choice is especially important, as researchers Song1 and Manly et al2 found. Typefaces that are hard to read stop a user engaging with the information. When that is the difference between someone taking their full course of diabetic medicine correctly and not, it can have huge implications.

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Published by: Dura in Typeface

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