Join us at Telematics Japan 2013; Monotype Presents on the Impact of Typeface Legibility on HMIs

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Monotype’s Type Director Akira Kobayashi presents “Intuitive HMI design: How choice of typeface can influence customer satisfaction with an HMI” on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Hilton Tokyo.

Japan Telematics
European, Arabic and Japanese automotive markets can leverage typefaces to enhance legibility and help minimize driver distraction risks.

Join Monotype at Telematics Japan 2013 – Asia’s largest telematics conference.

Monotype Studio Type Director Akira Kobayashi will present on how typeface design can enhance human-machine interface (HMI) ergonomics to produce user interfaces that align with consumer expectations. Akira will take the audience for a visual ride through famous world landmarks, demonstrating how optimizing typeface design can enhance automotive user interfaces and influence customer HMI satisfaction.

Highlights of the presentation include:

  •     Demonstration of how Latin typefaces are used and how Latin alphabet readers read texts;
  •     Exploration of reading signage from landmarks across the Latin-language community, mainly European countries
  •     Insights into how legibility can be applied to developing an easy-to-use HMI for European, Asian and Arabic designers
  •     Which typeface features enhance legibility for Asian characters and Arabic numerals

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About Monotype

Monotype is a leading global provider of typefaces, technology and expertise that enable the best user experience and ensure brand integrity. Based in Woburn, Mass., Monotype provides customers worldwide with typeface solutions for a broad range of creative applications and consumer devices. The company’s libraries and e-commerce sites are home to many of the most widely used typefaces – including the Helvetica®, Frutiger® and Univers® families – as well as the next generation of type designs. Further information is available at

Monotype, Helvetica and Frutiger are trademarks of Monotype Imaging Inc. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Univers is a trademark of Monotype GmbH registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2013 Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. All rights reserved.

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