Research of the Typography Design for Digital Reading on Mobile Devices
Authors: Mengxi Cui, Chao Zheng, Wenning Shi, Zihao Wang
Abstract: Typography is the art and technique of arranging typeface and space to make written language legible, readable and appealing when displayed. Typography can be traced back to humans consciously arranging elements, such as text and graphics, on a plane according to specific rules to convey a message effectively. Typography requires that the content be normative, readable, and aesthetically pleasing, which can effectively help improve the reading speed, optimize the efficiency of information transmission, and enhance the audience's visual perception. Digital media has changed how we access and communicate information. Digital reading is becoming our dominant mode of reading. Compared with traditional media, digital reading offers convenience, immediacy, and interactivity. From the Xerox Alto, the first system to have all of the contemporary Graphical User Interface (GUI) components, to the current apple iOS16 system, based on breakthroughs in science and technology, significant changes have occurred in interface functions and appearance. However, simultaneously, the content information carrier screen must stay within the rules of typography and follow the rules of standardization, readability, and aesthetics. This article focuses on the mobile base screen through the research of grid system, font and image of the existing interface design system, summarizes the fundamental purposes of typography which is to adapt to changes in reading scenarios, effectively convey information, and standardize typography for mobile applications for digital reading.
Keywords: Typography design, Digital reading, Layout, Mobile Device
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