Make It Big!: The Effect of Font Size and Line Spacing on Online Readability

@inproceedings{Rello2016MakeIB,
  title={Make It Big!: The Effect of Font Size and Line Spacing on Online Readability},
  author={Luz Rello and Martin Pielot and Mari-Carmen Marcos},
  booktitle={CHI},
  year={2016}
}
We report from an eye-tracking experiment with 104 participants who performed reading tasks on the most popular text-heavy website of the Web: Wikipedia. Using a hybrid-measures design, we compared objective and subjective readability and comprehension of the articles for font sizes ranging from 10 to 26 points, and line spacings ranging from 0.8 to 1.8 (font: Arial). Our findings provide evidence that readability, measured via mean fixation duration, increased significantly with font size… CONTINUE READING
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