Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Mobile devices trigger eye strain

Overcoming eye strain with mobile devices ...

"For decades, optometrists have recognized that spending long hours in front of a desktop computer can lead to a range of eye-related problems. Now, hand-helds - with screens barely larger than a postage stamp - are triggering a fresh round of complaints. WSJ reports on how tech companies are addressing studying the science of "readability" -- and looking for ways to make hand-held computing easier on the eyes.

-- Microsoft Corp. has adapted a line of fonts specifically for hand-held screens, such as "Frutiger Linotype"

-- Microsoft has also developed a technology called ClearType, which helps smooth the jagged edges of letters on the screen and increases the sharpness of text displays.

-- Sony Corp. are looking for ways to make reading off the small screen more like reading from paper."   continued ...   (Via textually.org)

Eye Strain - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

Eye Strain

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