The Aesthetics of Reading

Is there any value for the reader in perfecting the layout and selecting just the right font?

Kevin Larson

Scientist, Microsoft

Kevin Larson is a scientist on Microsoft’s Advanced Reading Technologies team. He collaborates with type designers, reading psychologists, and engineers on improving the onscreen reading experience. Recently Kevin has been working on the legibility of individual letters, both studying how to design letters within a font, and working with models of human vision to optimize letter rendering. Kevin received his PhD for studies of reading acquisition.