RMIT’s new unforgettable  face

An RMIT team has created the excellently named Sans Forgetica, “the world’s first typeface specifically designed to help people retain more information and remember more of typed study notes.”

The font is designed with “degrees of distinctiveness” designed to hold readers attention on each word, “giving the brain more time to engage in deeper cognitive processing, to enhance information retention.”

The RMIT team tested it with 400 students on-line and in a lab. The font is free and deserves ARC big ticks for applied research.

This is the second university-font CMM knows of. In 2013 then University of Canberra VC Stephen Parker created a $10 000 competition for a typeface to commemorate Canberra’s centenary (CMM November 5 2013).


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