Human Centered Design & Engineering     University of Washington

Web Design and the Future of Reading
Research Group (Winter 2013)

Prof. David K. Farkas


Because the Web is our dominant media space, the design of websites has vast implications. Therefore, the ways in which websites present extended text (on a variety of digital devices) strongly influence what and how we read. In this research group we will review the background issues regarding changes in literacy, survey the standard and non-standard ways in which text and narrated video are presented in digital media, try to project what designs can promote desirable forms of literacy, and protoype our own designs.