I spent my university years sitting in countless lectures accompanied by uninspiring Powerpoint presentations. My notes were equally uninspiring, and never stayed in my memory. It’s a problem that doesn’t just affect students. Ever caught yourself re-reading the same article twice? To make text easier to remember, Melbourne-based designers partnered with behavioral scientists at RMIT University and have designed a font that actually makes reading more difficult. Ironically named “Sans Forgetica,” the font is more difficult to read than most typefaces – and that’s by design. The ‘desirable difficulty’ you experience when reading information formatted in Sans Forgetica prompts your brain…

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