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The Impact of Background Color on Reading Speed and Attention

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DOI: 10.23977/jhms.2022.030102 | Downloads: 7 | Views: 82

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Yicen Zhu 1

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1 Shanghai Pinghe School, Shanghai, China

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Yicen Zhu

ABSTRACT

How to design a physical space which maximizes people’s attention is a valuable undertaking, as its answer can improve people’s productivity at school or workplace. In this study, how background color changes people’s concentration while reading is explored. Twenty-four participants were recruited and asked to complete reading comprehension questions with different background color. Eye-tracker was used to record participants’ eye movements, thereby their reading speed and attention. Results show that participants were most concentrated when the background color is red and least concentrated when the background color is black, which agrees with implications of previous research.

KEYWORDS

Background color, Attention, Eye movement, Fixation time

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Yicen Zhu, The Impact of Background Color on Reading Speed and Attention. Journal of Human Movement Science (2022) Vol. 3: 9-12. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23977/jhms.2022.030102.

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