One of the best key curriculum components of the UI Design course I’m taking this semester is the intersection of human physiology and design. Just over a month ago, the entire class collaborated to produce posters for a Physiology Walkthrough Exhibit; each classmate took a particular subject in design and physiology and “taught” other classmates about their chosen subject.
For my exhibit, I elected to learn about how the brain’s reading comprehension based on line length differs from the brain’s desired ling length. Interestingly, research suggests that human’s read significantly faster with longer line lengths despite preferring to look at shorter line lengths due to the inaccurate perception that shorter line lengths will be faster to read.
Overall, it was fascinating to materialize learnings from class through a practical student-produced exhibit.