I think the readings on aging, coloring, and typography brought to light many factors that I had not previously considered:
- I think it’s interesting that our eyes begin to turn colors into a more yellow-y tint.
- Lighting for older eyes needs to be a consideration.
- Using a matte surface is more effective.
- I was happy to learn that toddlers and young children are attracted most to red and blue. Although these colors play into gender norms, I think it’s interesting that there’s some physical explanation for the attraction to these colors.
- Tonal contrast is more important than color contrast when dealing with older viewers.
- Loss of light and loss of focus as viewers get older greatly contributes to the need to focus more on the typography used for clarity/legible reading.
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) typography standards:
- Signage must both convey important information as well as convey information properly. This can be done by correct sign placement, typography, lighting and testing for readability.