Display factors and subjective evaluation of dynamic text display

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-131
Journal / PublicationAIP Conference Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2009


TitleInternational MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists, IMECS 2008
CityHong Kong
Period19 - 21 March 2008


Communications technology has exploded in past decades, leading to the question of which display method is the best to deliver electronic text messages. Many of these systems employ cathode ray tubes, liquid crystal displays, gas plasma displays, or light-emitting diodes as the output device. In order to overcome the limitations of screen size of the display units, numerous means of presenting dynamic display on screens have been invented. There are many factors that affect the readability of electronic text. This paper reviews some related empirical studies concerning the various display methods of dynamic text presentation, such as text display type, character type, text display direction, and text/background color combination, highlighting method and validity of highlighting. The subjective evaluation questionnaire is also discussed. According to the readability and preference ratings of the subjects given under different conditions, the best display method and color for comprehending the delivered messages were investigated. General recommendations of displaying dynamic information are made for the large display units which have been widely used for delivering important messages. © 2009 American Institute of Physics.

Research Area(s)

  • Dynamic text display, Highlighting methods, Human performance, Light-emitting diodes (LED) display, Subjective preference