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Comparison of the Remembering Ability by the Difference Between Handwriting and Typeface

Abstract

When people study something, it is common to memorize textbooks, reference books, and notes that are handwritten or typed. Those memorization tasks are known to be effectively done with typefaces that are hard to read. Then, it is assumed that handwriting would help you memorize things better than typed letters as it is often difficult to read and the form of letters is not uniform. In this research, we conducted experiments on handwritten characters and typefaces that have different features from each other to verify whether they work differently for memorization. The result found that handwritten characters are more likely to be retained in memory than typefaces. Specifically, familiar handwritten characters are more likely to be retained in memory.

Information

Book title

International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII 2020)

Volume

CCIS, volume 1224

Pages

526-534

Date of issue

2020/07/10

Citation

Risa Ito, Karin Hamano, Kosuke Nonaka, Ippei Sugano, Satoshi Nakamura, Akiyuki Kake, Kizuku Ishimaru. Comparison of the Remembering Ability by the Difference Between Handwriting and Typeface, International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII 2020), Vol.CCIS, volume 1224, pp.526-534, 2020.