a new keyboard - discuss and critique

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) raster at rasterman.com
Wed Jun 3 15:45:40 CEST 2009

On Wed, 3 Jun 2009 14:07:07 +0200 Marcel <tanuva at googlemail.com> said:

> I simply want to try that design before sending it to hell, maybe it just 
> works fine... I agree with people who said this before: Hitting actually 
> dead space is less painful than hitting the wrong key and having to 
> backspace/stroke-left all the time, maybe even accidentally pressing other 
> keys while doing that.

but u'll hit dead space (nothing) about 50% more often than the actual key you
intended to hit now (as 50% of the area it would have normally used is now dead
space). for a physical kbd it might help as u have better tactile feel as u have
more edge near the finger, but for a touchscreen - all you do is lose 50% of he
area you had before for hitting keys. (admittedly  for mis-types now where you
would have hit another key there is less area to hit too).

so you lose more keypresses (you lost 50% of the hit area), but you lost mis-hit
area too.

one way or another - you press, then quickly press next key, but then notice
that the previous key wasn't hit - u still need to backspace and re-enter again
(possibly missing again). you just give up 1 kind of error for another kind

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