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Monotype Arabic Type Specialist Dr. Nadine Chahine presents The Design and Science of Typography for the Automotive Space, on June 27, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. in Berlin, Germany.

(PRWEB) June 26, 2014

Monotype Arabic and Legibility Specialist Dr. Nadine Chahine will present The Design and Science of Typography for the Automotive Space at Car HMi Concepts and Systems 2014, a two-day conference for OEMs and major automotive suppliers, engineering and software companies. Chahine will discuss the results of a joint study between Monotype and The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) AgeLab on how typeface legibility can affect glance time. The presentation will take place on Friday, June 27, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. in Berlin, Germany.

The new study uses an adapted Stimulus Onset Asynchrony (SOA) methodology to create a more flexible, cost- and time-effective way for designers to test specific typeface legibility under glance-like conditions and help OEMs such as automotive manufacturers and HMI designers select a legible typeface for in-vehicle displays.

While more work needs to be done, we believe the SOA approach could be further adapted to investigate a wide range of questions relevant to typographic and graphic design in automotive HMI designs, said Chahine. Our findings also suggest that the methodology could be suitable for various glance-based reading environments, not only for automotive displays but also for medical apparatus, smartphones and other devices.

For more information on Chahines presentation or to learn more about the research from Monotype and the MIT AgeLab, visit the Monotype newsroom.

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Monotype is a leading global provider of typefaces, technology and expertise that enable the best user experience and ensure brand integrity. Headquartered in Woburn, Mass., Monotype provides customers worldwide with typeface solutions for a broad range of creative applications and consumer devices. The companys libraries and e-commerce sites are home to many of the most widely used typefaces including the Helvetica®, Frutiger® and Univers® families as well as the next generation of type designs. Further information is available at http://www.monotype.com. Follow Monotype on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Monotypes Type Case blog.

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