3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 26, 2006 8:59 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Font sizes for kiosk applications?

    j_f
      hi,

      I'm currently making an interactive for a kiosk. I'm wondering if anyone knows of any good resources, rules of thumb or research on choosing a good font size for that type of situation where the hardware spec is fixed.

      TIA,
      John
        • 1. Re: Font sizes for kiosk applications?
          Level 7
          Just finished this weeks episode of the Kiosk Podcast and hilighted a free
          Kiosk Planning Guide that has all types of good useful information for
          developers including design elements....

          You will have to wait until tomorrow to hear it, however.

          You can find out more information by going to
          http://www.magicgate.com/podcast/

          SKIP

          "j_f" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:e2lka1$e1k$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          > hi,
          >
          > I'm currently making an interactive for a kiosk. I'm wondering if anyone
          > knows
          > of any good resources, rules of thumb or research on choosing a good font
          > size
          > for that type of situation where the hardware spec is fixed.
          >
          > TIA,
          > John
          >


          • 2. Font sizes for kiosk applications?
            j_f Level 1
            Thanks Skip,

            I look forward to hearing that when it becomes available. In the meantime I've found this paper (link below) from Loughborough University in the UK saying that 16pt is the minimum which should be considered. Seems a bit vague as it doesn't mention screen resolution.

            Thanks again,
            John

            http://ui4all.ics.forth.gr/UI4ALL-97/maguire.pdf
            • 3. Re: Font sizes for kiosk applications?
              Level 7
              John,

              The Kiosk Podcast episode is up....you can go directly to our webpage to
              listen to it or listen to it in Itunes. Here is a link to the show:
              http://www.magicgate.com/podcast/kiosk/

              The section you are looking for is the "Kiosk Resource Of The Week"

              Hope this helps!

              SKIP

              "j_f" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
              news:e2o0vm$la2$1@forums.macromedia.com:

              > Thanks Skip,
              >
              > I look forward to hearing that when it becomes available. In the meantime I've
              > found this paper from Loughborough University in the UK saying that 16pt is the
              > minimum which should be considered. Seems a bit vague as it doesn't mention
              > screen resolution.
              >
              > Thanks again,
              > John
              >
              > http://ui4all.ics.forth.gr/UI4ALL-97/maguire.pdf