Optimized Keyboards
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year: 2017
medium: print, 3D objects
Wordcounter, InDesign, keyboards

Typing is now one of the most essential skills we posses. We learn how to navigate through a keyboard layout naturally, until it becomes a movement as distinctive for human kind as both oral and written speech. Most people are used to typing on QWERTY layout, which originates from design of typewriters and has become the most conventional tool of digital writing today. Although this design is used all over the world and only has a few alternatives, its efficiency might be under a question. The design taken from a typewriter is made according to which letters shouldn’t get stuck inside the machine, rather than to the experience of typing itself. In this project I am making three different keyboard layout proposals, designed in order to optimise the study process of graphic design students from three art academies.