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Drawing from industry experience
Understanding Arc Minutes
Esports Spectator Display Sizing
Bigger Displays are Better Right?
“Well, how big does text really need to be?” might be your next question. How would anyone know that? Luckily, decades ago, a group of university and corporate researchers collaborated to discover how big textual information needed to be when presented to groups for it to be easily ingested, processed, and recalled. While you do not expect to be tested on the current contents of a player’s health stats or inventory, you can use these results for any application where readable text is the goal. What researchers discovered is that humans need the height of text to take up a minimum of about 10 arcminutes (or ⅙ of a degree) of our vision to be readable.
Applying the standard
|Display Resolution||Display Scaling||Game Setting||Full Screen||Small Menu ~H%||Maximum Viewing Distance to Display Height Ratio*|
*max ratios presented are approximate and are based upon 15 arcminutes of text height of the ‘small’ menu text in LoL specifically. Other games and other text within the game (if smaller) may not follow this recommendation. A strong contrast between text and its background can have a significant effect on results.