Sarah Hyndman's TEDx talk
Sarah Hyndman TEDx

Public speaking

Wake up and smell the fonts

Sarah shares with us a story of type and invites us to consider our emotional response to the printed word. Each font/typeface has a personality that influences our interpretation of the words we read by evoking our emotions and setting the scene. We all understand this instinctively but it happens on a subconscious level. Sarah shows us that conscious awareness of the emotional life of fonts can be entertaining and ultimately give us more control over the decisions we make.

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“The garbage crusher made me giggle!”

“Loved your transformation from Times New Roman”

“Type can alter experiences!”

The Jellybean demonstration mentioned has now been published as a co-authored study (read it here), and the project to nudge positive behaviour change through visual language is continuing in 2018.

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