Prototype 3 : Juxtaposing Comparison

Prototype 1 : Display typeface on tablet device
Prototype 2 : Historical Typefaces
Prototype 3 : Juxtaposing Comparison
Prototype 4 : Overlaying Comparison
Prototype 5 : Relational Type Exploration
Prototype 6 : Type Inspector

Prototype 3 : Juxtaposing Comparison

This prototype focuses on the method of comparison between typefaces. The user is able to select two different typefaces and compare them. I applied same gesture method – pinch to scale up/down typeface – and I used graph paper as background, so that the users can get a sense of detail dimension, such as thickness of serifs, or stems. Also, since I wanted to be able to see the typefaces in clear white paper as well, I added a slider interface for the grid opacity so that the user can control the opacity of the background grid paper.