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Determining the Best Online Font for Older Adults

By Michael Bernard, Corrina Liao, & Melissa Mills Studies examining the legibility of fonts on computer screens have almost exclusively investigated young to middle aged adults. However, because of many age-related factors affecting reading, one should be fairly cautious in

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Which Fonts Do Children Prefer to Read Online?

By Michael Bernard, Melissa Mills, Talissa Frank, & Jan McKown Children today are reading large amounts of text on computer screens, either in the classroom or for leisure. In fact, currently there is a drive to supplement or even replace

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Designing a Touch Screen Kiosk for Older Adults: A Case Study

By Barbara Chaparro & Laszlo Stumpfhauser1 An independent-living senior center recently approached us with a request to “build a system that could track the fitness activity of their approximately 160 older residents.” The center houses a Fitness Club that offers

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Developing Schemas for the Location of Common Web Objects

By Michael Bernard An essential ingredient in constructing the content of a website is knowing the typical users’ mental model or ‘schema’ for the characteristic location of web objects on a website. Knowledge of this schema and constructing a site

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