Fonts for learning: Why disfluency can help memory and learning

Eight long years ago I wrote about research which suggested that if you want people to remember and learn, use a font which makes it harder to read (read the original article here). Now a team of psychologists, economists and designers have collaborated to create a typeface which practically applies this insight.

The Design Psych
Feb 11, 2019 · 4 min read

“Sans Forgetica features two key design elements that question the Gestalt understanding of type. One is the unconventional back-slanting of the typeface… and the other is the gaps we’ve been able to produce within the letterform itself.”
— Stephen Banham, RMIT lecturer and typographer

Designer Psychology

Exploring the space between design and psychology

The Design Psych

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A psychologist and designer with a passion for finding intelligent ways to encourage, support and enable people to make better choices for themselves.

Designer Psychology

Exploring the space between design and psychology

The Design Psych

Written by

A psychologist and designer with a passion for finding intelligent ways to encourage, support and enable people to make better choices for themselves.

Designer Psychology

Exploring the space between design and psychology

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