this is allen, how are you? ^^Â I am 23
I have a question about an idea I see
I came here because I don't know where to ask for help, I asked Chris and he kindly ask me to ask for your opinions.
The idea is in creating a keyboard, I drew it based on a hp computer. Its for righty to naturally learn to use his/her left hand through typing, and training of the whole brain.
A reversed keyboard : D
Questions (1) Could you understand and see it? 2D and 3D?
I truly believe this will help lots of people. From a left hand visionist.
Answer by trueb · Dec 23, 2012 at 10:53 AM
I dont see how this product is beneficial in any way, if anything i feel it would be detrimental, everyone wants to touch type and that comes form knowing where they keys are by shifting them you will slow down or confuse the typist.
As far as learning how to use your left hand I don't see how this helps, If anything it would just be another keyboard layout to learn, you learn it, and you still cant do much with your left hand.
Answer by Razor512 · Dec 23, 2012 at 01:10 AM
keyboards can be remapped through software, then you can pop off the keys and place them in the proper locations to match the software remap, as long as the backspace, capslock, enter, and \| keys stay in the same place, you can remap the others.
Answer by allen · Dec 23, 2012 at 05:50 AM
The idea is to completely shift the keys right to left ^ ^
I may not have given a whole lot of reasons and perspective behind it.
So, please if anyone don't mind for light explaination and the idea's whereabout
Please click when you have time. ~ Sincerely ~
Answer by Zbob750 · Dec 23, 2012 at 11:36 PM
I have to agree with ryebread761 and trueb on this one. I don't see how this makes it any easier to type with your left hand. I regularly type out things with just one hand, sometimes the left, sometimes the right, and I can't see how changing the layout this drastically really improves anything.
It'll likely just confuse the average consumer, if you could even get them to try it. People are very specific about the layouts of keyboards. The QWERTY layout didn't just waltz its way into dominance, it's there for a reason.
I'm not saying that the principle behind your idea is bad, but if this is how you plan to entertain your idea, it's not going to go very far. Consider taking a step back and re-examining all of your options. Research how people use their keyboards, both left and right handed, and then make a decision about how you want to it to be formatted.
Answer by geekomatic · Dec 24, 2012 at 12:13 AM
I sort of understand what you're getting at- you want to reverse the keys to account for left-hand dominance. I suppose you could get one made, or swap keys as has been suggested, to try it out (with both left & right handed friends). Not all keys are swappable, but most letters & numbers are & it would give you a starting point to see if it's beneficial.
That being said, I'm not sure that reversing the letters, as written, is helpful? I mean, you can place the "D" on the opposite side of the keyboard, but why reverse the actual letter (mirror it)?
Have you ever tried using a Dvorak keyboard, out of curiosity? If so, was it any better?
Answer by allen · Dec 25, 2012 at 05:38 AM
Thanks for all of the wonderful comments. I'm listening.
No ^ ^ the letters don't have to be mirrored. : ) I just traced it out like that because I was trying
But, In my belief: although, its something as small as keyboard, do affect us in a great way, since we all know how to type. With different languages and key patterns today (language wise) + the QWERTY, Â creates special combinations of codes. We type using these codes to make words again and again, typewrite, Â performing task
In a one-sided order.
That stops us from using our left hand from regulated twist and turns in the left and right fingers