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: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: David Neeley <dbneeley -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2011 08:59:50 -0500

Nutshell: If it's a chore, and someone slogs through it anyway,
they're obviously interested enough in it to bear with it. If it's
smooth sailing, anyone can partake, but not everyone will be
interested enough to pay attention.

On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 7:58 AM, David Neeley <dbneeley -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> 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?

--
Bill Swallow

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