Field of Study
Researchers are finally broadening the studies that are done on the importance of typeface to a reader's complete interaction with and understanding of a text. Until recently, the field has been a little sparse, as font is something that most take for granted, with a simple, "I like that, or I don't like that." There are subtleties to the use of typography that can easily change the meaning, mood, look, and feel of information.
The following sections cover research that has been done on typography and its' influence, as well as the researcher's results and what those findings mean for technical communicators:
As mentioned, typography is not a simple idea, and the other sections of this page include what typography means and its' history, the effects of typography on screens, and the use of typography in web page design.