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I've been lurking on typophile for a while but have only just summoned up the courage to post - I was about to say please be nice but actually at this point what I could probably use is vicious criticism :)
I'm working on a project for uni to develop a concept for an iPhone app which explores the classic elements of typography that people sometimes find a bit dull to begin with - grids, letter spacing, hierarchy etc. I've been trying to come up with an approach that isn't necessarily a scored game but which can engage people repeatedly, over short spaces of time, in manipulating text using the physical controls of the iPhone (such as pinching to scale things, dragging to select and move type around).
My solution so far is to create an app which feeds in typography related articles from the internet and uses a simple interface to allow readers to edit the typography as they are reading, creating points of emphasis, altering the layout etc. Thus learning about how typography affects legibility in a very active and immediate manner. I've mocked up a basic overview of how it might work here (the finished product will obviously be a lot more attractive! these were just sketches) and the full background to my project is here - I was basically wondering if anyone had any thoughts on any of this at all? Comments, thoughts or criticism of any kind would be most gratefully received!