RE: "Fortune favors the bold (and the italicized ): Effects of disïuency on educational outcome"

Subject: RE: "Fortune favors the bold (and the italicized ): Effects of disïuency on educational outcome"
From: "Tim J. Slager" <TSlager -at- isdcorporation -dot- com>
To: David Neeley <dbneeley -at- gmail -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2011 08:56:55 -0500

I don't know... Maybe the problem is the control font: Arial :)

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From: techwr-l-bounces+tslager=isdcorporation -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+tslager=isdcorporation -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of David Neeley
Sent: Friday, January 07, 2011 7:58 AM
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Subject: "Fortune favors the bold (and the italicized ): Effects of disïuency on educational outcome"

This is the title of a fascinating study from Princeton University
that found if material is presented in a somewhat harder-to-read font,
those who read it retained more information longer than when using
somewhat easier fonts. It is reported in a "Wired" story called "The
Benefits of Ugly Fonts" at
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/01/the-benefit-of-ugly-fonts

One of the test fonts, by the way, was Comic Sans Italic.

I wonder whether some instructional documentation may benefit from
this kind of approach?

David
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