Media Technology MSc

MSc Thesis


Title

Using Bicoloured Text to Improve Reading Abilities and Experience

Student(s)

Matthijs Hilgers

Year

2017

Abstract

In hopes of finding a new way to improve reading abilities or experience, we researched, from a gestalt-design point of view, the effects of bicoloured text; texts where some words are coloured grey instead of black, so to separate them and make for easier interpretation. Our findings show indications that marking function words, sans auxiliary verbs, grey in Dutch could lead to a better understanding of texts.

Full Reference

Matthijs Hilgers, "Using Bicoloured Text to Improve Reading Abilities and Experience", Master's Thesis for the Media Technology programme, Leiden University (The Netherlands), 2017