Sans Forgetica: Study Mode by RMIT University
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Overview

Sans Forgetica is a typeface scientifically designed to help you remember your study materials and other written information.

★ How to use Sans Forgetica: Study Mode is easy to use. Simply activate the Chrome extension in your browser, then highlight any on screen text that you wish to retain in memory. Sans Forgetica is best used as a highlighting tool for particular phrases, rather than whole texts. ★ What’s wrong with my regular font? From its invention, the story of typeface design has been one of technological limitation. Today, however, typography has been unleashed. Digital formats allow us to think and craft beyond the physical restrictions of materials. Never before has it been so easy to craft letterforms that bend to the will of our imaginations. But research has shown that the clean, smooth typefaces typically used in contemporary computer user interfaces may be less effective in presenting information to the reader. When a piece of information is too easily and cleanly perceived, it fails to engage our brains in the kind of deeper cognitive processing necessary for effective retention and recall. ★ The science behind Sans Forgetica Sans Forgetica was designed under the scientific guidance of Dr Janneke Blijlevens and Dr Jo Laban from RMIT’s Behavioural Business Lab. The font works using principles of psychology, fused with type design, to create a condition known as ‘desirable difficulty’ – obstructions to the learning process that aid the retention and recall of information. ★ The face behind the type The design of Sans Forgetica was led by RMIT Lecturer of Typography and renowned typographer Stephen Banham. Working in collaboration with RMIT’s Behavioural Business Lab, Stephen developed multiple typefaces at varying degrees of ‘distinctiveness’. The typefaces were then put to the test through a series of memory and fluency tests undertaken by the Behavioural Business Lab. The typeface which showed the best effect on memory retention became ‘ Sans Forgetica’. ★ What next? To find out more about some of the exciting, collaborative, multidisciplinary projects happening at RMIT University, visit http://www.rmit.edu.au

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Winni YeFeb 5, 2020

It's a great concept but definitely needs improvement. This is really useful for schoolwork but it's only usable as a font on Word Office 365, which I don't use. It should be available for Google Docs, which would be much more helpful. It also looks like changing the font of texts only works on certain sites as well.

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Ross McLean (yerbestpal)Jan 2, 2020

It works as it is supposed to on Vivaldi, however that there is no option to just convert all text on the page is very disappointing.

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David “J” Puchalla IINov 9, 2019

Works perfectly. Install, restart chrome. Then turn on the extension by clicking on it. It will go from black circle to a red filled in circle. Highlight text and it transforms. Used as a way to highlight pertinent information for better memory retention. No problems for me.

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  • Version
    1.2
  • Updated
    October 11, 2018
  • Offered by
    RMIT University
  • Size
    135KiB
  • Languages
    English
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