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ERIC Number: ED089782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Pages: 113
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Effects of Design Variables on User Evaluation of Printed Materials Prepared for the Expanded Nutrition Education Program in Pennsylvania.
Hayes, Kevin G.
A research study investigated the effects of three design variables upon user evaluations of printed materials. Three handouts dealing with refrigeration, household pests, and germs were distributed to aides and low-income families participating in the Expanded Nutrition Education Program; these materials varied with respect to type size, presence or absence of illustrations, and the use of white or colored paper. Results from a questionnaire completed by aides and from interviews with the participating families showed that the use of a larger type size, of illustrations, and of colored paper each positively influenced the users' evaluations of the materials. When any of these variables were present, users tended to rate the materials as more interesting, useful, well-written, informative and easy-to-understand. (PB)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Cooperative Extension Service.