The visual appeal of indexes: an exploration
Abstract:Frances Lennie has been exploring how the appearance of an index on the printed page affects usability. Her article evolved from talks presented at indexing meetings in Australia, Canada and the United States. Her intention was to provoke audience discussion: she hopes this article will initiate a similar personal debate as you engage in your next indexing project.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1, 2010
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