Considering the variety of systems of writing, the ease with which someone can receive written information in one system of writing is not precisely identical to that of any other, and I am curious to learn from any existing efforts to analyze such information. I would also like to review others' efforts at analyzing the ease of writing compared to that of reading for any given language.
Of course countless individual and social human factors confound the possibility of meaningfully quantifying and comparing such characteristics of natural languages' reading and writing systems. Nonetheless, I trust that I am not alone being obsessively interested in the implications and effectiveness of humanity's efficiency interacting with methods of language input and output.
What disciplines are currently engaged in analyzing perspectives related to efficiency of writing systems, and when did they come into existence?