Many computer enthusiasts swear by using 40% or 60% keyboard designs. That is smaller designs. There is a thriving community of hobbyists online that make their own experiments with these devices.
Mobile devices have the computational resources for software development, especially in conjunction with on-demand cloud computing. In countries that got into the race later, the desktop and laptop steps where skipped and consu,ers went straight to mobile devices. Unfortunately for developing markets due to lacking UI desktops or laptops are still practically an requirement. Cheap VR-headsets capable of displaying 3d movies are around the corner, whereas they are not capable of high end gaming surely they are capable of simulating a multi-desktop work setup. All that is needed is a capable next-gen input device.
Space filling fractals can increase spatial locality among sortable objects that are displayed in 2D. This can minimize eye-travel and give automatic natural feeling groupings.
Chorded typing controlled by gloves promises great speed and portability. A perfect fit for an Augmented Reality setup built for productive purposes. The question is how to get around the learning curve?
Whereas typing on a keyboard or playing the Piano, means having equivalent tasks being performed by the left and the right hand, most human actions have vastly different uses for the left and the right hand. For instance when threading a needle the dominant hand performs the fine mechanics and the other fills a fixating function. Taking advantage of the left-right hand divide might lead to improvements in Human-Computer-Interactions.
Lobste.rs user minimax gave me the tip of two input systems that provided me with a lot of interesting input. Edgewrite is an alphabet designed for input via stylus, optimized for this particular area. The other one being hexinput. More on hexinput later on, but I suspect it to be a method I saw referenced […]
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Also discussion on a prediction engine and some thoughts about symbol prediction.
Thoughts on the most recent and perhaps the oldest methods for electronic telecommunication.
Given the inevitable paradigm shift on the horizon due to the VR/AR revolution, isn’t it time to take a look at the most used and most overlooked part of computers, namely the keyboard.