Wednesday, September 18 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Readme.README: Optimizing Legibility on Mobile Devices - Nathan Willis, LWN.net

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Mobile users' attention is measured in "glance time"—because split seconds separate an attentive user from a distracted one, and a happy user from a fatigued one. Designing for readability involves far more than just increasing the text size; fortunately the mobile Linux stack makes it practical to deploy a product that is legible in adverse conditions and eye-pleasing when fully engaged.  This session will explore the research on UI readability, from driver distraction in IVI systems to high-DPI displays, then examine the current state of mobile Linux with regard to legibility. Finally, we will discuss concrete steps that app developers and platform vendors can take to improve their UI readability on phones, tablets, and other devices—with sacficing design originality.

App and mobile platform developers with UI/UX design experience welcome. Moderate technical experience expected.


Nathan Willis

Consultant, Glyphography
Nate Willis is a writer and consultant who has been an active member of the free-software community for longer than he cares to remember. He currently develops open-source fonts, works on type-related free-software projects, and advocates for open standards within the font-development... Read More →

Wednesday September 18, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Celestin A

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