a new keyboard - discuss and critique

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) raster at rasterman.com
Wed Jun 3 20:36:34 CEST 2009

On Wed, 3 Jun 2009 19:58:57 +0200 Michal Brzozowski <rusolis at poczta.fm> said:

> 2009/6/3 Steve Mosher <steve at openmoko.com>
> > Perhaps he thinks by presenting the keyboard in that way  you will be
> > "more careful" in where you tap your finger..
> >
> > Worth a test.. but in theory I agree with you.. more dead space = more
> > failed keypresses.."im touching put nothing is happening...
> >
> If raster is right that dead space is bad, then maybe just use triangular
> images for keys? If you subconsciously try to hit the triangle instead of
> square maybe you'll miss less often.
> OT: how are software patents standing now in European Union?

somehow i dont think this works for a finger - the finger is so big compared to
the keys (3-4x the diameter) i don't thin this works. with a stylus though i
would agree, but when u have a stylus - u can be quite accurate and hit the key
you want regardless of shape! :)

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