The Face Forward conference on typography was held at the beautiful campus of the Institute of Technology in Dublin over two days last week. CIDR member Keith Tam presented his work on Chinese–English bilingual document design. Keith gave an overview of the issues at hand when designing bilingual documents for selective (as opposed to continuous, narrative) reading. He then went on to discuss his studies investigating how people use different spatial patterns of bilingual documents and introduced a study he is planning currently to examine how monolingual and bilingual readers search for information in bilingual documents.
(Keith’s followers on Facebook will know of his striking photos of the University of Reading campus. Now extended, above, to the Dublin Institute of Technology Grangegorman campus.)