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Journal Title: Information Design Journal
Volume/Issue:   20/1
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. i, 96 pp.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Peter Simlinger
1

Designing Documents for Selective Reading
David K. Farkas and Christopher Raleigh
2 – 15

How does typeface familiarity affect reading performance and reader preference?
Sofie Beier and Kevin Larson
16 – 31

Tailoring fear appeals to lower-educated adolescents: The influence of modality and type of threat?
Christian Burgers and Jolanda Veldhuis
32 – 46

Visual Intelligence and Mood in Visual Communication Design
G. Mauricio Mejía
47 – 57

A Comparison of the Usability of Heuristic Evaluations for Online Help
Steve Wallace, Adrian Reid, Jin-Su Kang and Daniel Clinciu
58 – 68

Hot Topics in Information Research
69

Read&Answer: An application to study task-oriented reading situations
Eduardo Vidal-Abarca and Raquel Cerdán
70 – 78

Bridging the Semantic Gap - An Approach based on Observations on Medical Research and Evidence-Based Clinical Practice
André Sheydin and Gustav Vella
79 – 95
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Writing Systems
Cognitive Science
 
LL Issue: 24.4057