Effect of Visual Emphasis on Important Parts of Texts
This paper investigates the effect of visual emphasis on important parts of texts to support readers’ comprehension. Our experiment showed that changing color and enlarging font size of important parts shorten reading time and improve accuracy of comprehension. We, however, also found a negative effect of visual emphasis that the readers less understand contents of not-emphasized area. This paper reports influences of those cognitive effects quantitatively.
KeywordsReading comprehension Visual emphasis of texts
This work was partially supported by JSPS KAKENHI grants (No. 25240043) and TISE Research Grant of Chuo University.
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