Research, hypothesis and design of a typography designed to improve reading and writing on dyslexic users. Supported with a specimen website to explain and test the work we done.
From two research studies focused on this disability; from first, we extract the typeface shapes that affect to readability (Yamada and Zhu, Tokyo 2017). From second, the fonts that get better results on affected subjects tests using eye tracking technology (Rello and Baeza-Yates, Barcelona 2013). This data allowed us to build solid hypothesis from we could start with Talud design.
We named "Optic Dyslexic" the variable axis that allows us to modify the characters depending on the user needs. The typography has 9 standard weights, and 9 "Optic Dyslexic" weights.
Final degree thesis.
Project tutors: Pancho Tolchinsky, Marga Oller, Anna Bosch, Estefania, Josep Ortega, Josep Amat and Raul Goñi.
Typeface tutor: Jordi Embodas.
A Readable World Through A Variable Font.
The difference might be light, but not for everyone.