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Investigation into the Legibility of Tiresias Keyfont Version 1 and the Development of Tiresias Keyfont Version 2

by Antoinette Fennell


Contents

Full Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables

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Full Contents

1. Introduction

1.1. The Choice of Typeface for Legibility

1.2. The Choice of Typeface in the Keypad Design Process

1.3. Current Choice of Typeface

1.4. Tiresias Keyfont

1.5. Weight

1.6. Contrast

1.7. Hypotheses Tested

1.7.1. Hypothesis 1

1.7.2. Hypothesis 2

1.7.3. Hypothesis 3

1.7.4. Hypothesis 4

2. Methodology

2.1. Test Subjects

2.2. The Tiresias Keyfont Numerals

2.3. The Testing Procedure

2.3.1. The Snellen Eye Chart

2.3.2. Numeral Shapes

2.3.3. Numeral Weights

2.4. Symbols

2.5. Contrast

2.6. Light Level

2.7. Limitations to the Study

2.8. Statistical Analysis

2.8.1 Numeral Shapes

2.8.2 Numeral Weights

2.8.3. Symbols

2.8.4 Contrast

3. Results

3.1. Test Subjects with 'Good Vision'

3.2. Numeral Shapes

3.2.1. Black Text on White Background

3.2.2. White Text on Black Background

3.3. Numeral Weights

3.3.1 Black text on White Background

3.3.2 White text on Black Background

3.4. Symbols

3.5. Contrast

4. Discussion

4.1. Numeral Shapes

4.2. Numeral Weights

4.3. Symbols

4.4. Contrast

4.5. Final Conclusions

4.6. Further Work

5. Bibliography

6. Acknowledgements

7. Download Tiresias Keyfont V2 for PC and Mac

Appendix 1 - Eye Chart 2

Appendix 2 - Questionnaire

 

List of Figures

Figure 1: Arial and Helvetica

Figure 2: Courier and Times New Roman

Figure 3: Keyfont V1

 

List of Tables

Table 1: The shape variations tested for the development of Tiresias Keyfont V2 numerals

Table 2: The shape variations tested for the development of Tiresias Keyfont V2 numerals

Table 3: The shape variations tested for the development of Tiresias Keyfont V2 symbol 'Hash'

Table 4: The shape variations tested for the development of Tiresias Keyfont V2 symbol 'Star'

Table 5: Descriptive statistics - Black Text on White Background

Table 6: Cochrane Test results for Black Text on White Background

Table 7: McNemar Test 2-tailed p-values for the 'Nine' numerals

Table 8: Descriptive statistics - White Text on Black Background

Table 9: Cochrane Test results for White Text on Black Background

Table 10: The descriptive statistics for the Tiresias Keyfont V2 symbol 'Hash' for Black text on White background

Table 11: The results of preferences for the Tiresias Keyfont V2 symbol 'Hash' for White text on Black background

Table 12: The descriptive statistics for the Tiresias Keyfont V2 symbol 'Star' for Black text on White background

Table 13: The results of preferences for the Tiresias Keyfont V2 symbol 'Star' for White text on Black background

Table 14: McNemar Test results for Black Text on White Background versus White Text on Black Background. The Mean values represent the averages of the 1/0 scores. A Mean value closer to 1 indicates a higher success rate.

 

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