Space, colour and typography on visual display terminals

F.L. Nes, van

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    Some guidelines are given to meet the observed need for rules about layout, the use of colour and typography on display screens so as to create texts with optimal legibility. Examples of videotex pages are used to illustrate right and wrong layouts, applications of colour and of letter type. The guidelines can be generalized to other types of display such as those used in personal computers and, to a more limited extent, to the use of graphics instead of text. Finally, figures are given on the general public's subjective appreciation of some alternative display layouts.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)99-118
    JournalBehaviour & Information Technology
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1986


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