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Title: Chapter 2. Designing digital texts for beginner readers: Aspects and processes
Authors: Walker, S.
Black, A.
Bessemans Ann
Bormans, Kevin
Renckens, Maarten
Barrat, M.
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: John Benjamins
Citation: Thomson, J.; Schroeder, S.; Barzillai, M.; Van Den Broek, P. (Ed.). Learning to Read in a Digital World, John Benjamins, p. 31-56
Status: In Press
Abstract: This chapter describes the role of research in typography and graphic communication and in information design that is relevant to the design and use of materials for children’s reading. By ‘design’ in this context we mean ‘typography’ (which is the visual organisation of type and pictures on paper or screen), and ‘process’ (the ways in which design is developed in order to make sure that what is designed works for its intended reader group). We summarise issues that designers consider when they are producing reading materials for beginning and emerging readers, including the constraints imposed by technology. We suggest ways of engaging with users of e-books so that their needs can be considered. We conclude by summarising the typographic parameters that are likely to benefit children’s reading.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/26126
ISBN: 9789027201225
Category: B2
Type: Book Section
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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