Keyboard Layout Design 🔠

Here we study the efficiency of keyboard key layout (for example, QWERTY, Dvorak.), and also study layouts of languages such as Chinese, Japanese, Russian, that require special input methods.

Note: for hand health and input efficiency, the most important thing is the physical input device. Buy a keyboard with mechanical key switches first. [see Keyboard Key Switch Mechanisms] The second important thing is efficiency of shortcuts, namely, the key shortcuts layout. [see Keyboard Shortcut Design]. The importance of letter layout comes after them.

Keyboard Layouts

Dvorak

International

Layout Efficiency

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