Fast Company magazine named a developing technology pioneered at UCF as one of its 2021 “World Changing Ideas.” A panel of editors and reporters selected the winners from more than 4,000 nominations.
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering & Management Systems, Ben Sawyer ’14MS ’15PhD and his team are working to make it easier for people to read digital text at a high speed with increased comprehension. The readability technology isn’t just about making words easier on the eyes, it’s about helping people consume and comprehend a high volume of information quickly while not being overwhelmed. . The Virtual Readability Lab was launched in 2020 and in less than a year Sawyer has led this interdisciplinary team to become leaders in the evolving field.
Read about it in the UCF Today article online. https://www.ucf.edu/news/fast-company-magazine-recognizes-readability-technology-at-ucf-among-its-2021-world-changing-ideas/