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Mechanical Keyboard Guide: Key Shapes and Key Printing

Keyboards vary widely in their key cap design. Whether it’s the shape of the keys or how the letters are printed on them, these elements can have an impact on the durability and comfort of a keyboard. Today most desktop keyboards have either cylindrical or flat keys, but initially spherical keys were the standard. Key shapes and key printing are [...]

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Introducing- Typing Through Time: Keyboard History

We are excited to bring you a new series of installments on this blog, titled, ‘Typing Through Time: Keyboard History.”  This page will be published in a series of  chapter installments, and begins with the Evolution of the Typewriter. Typing Through Time is in the format of a research paper, and focuses strictly on the history of typing devices. Please [...]

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Keyboard Buzz: Nintendo Releases Pokémon Typing Tutor DS

In only a few more days, Pokémon Typing Tutor DS is set to be released in Japan on the 21st. The game looks pretty cool (view trailer and commercial below). A game like this pretty much guarantees to improve typing speeds and accuracy for kids. The tried and true cast of beloved Pokémon characters are used to motivate young typists on through [...]

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A Farewell to Handwriting on CBS

CBS has a piece where they argue that hand writing is dead, but some disagree. I personally still have a paper notebook where I jot down ideas and perform creative drawings of user interfaces or sketches of product ideas but obviously when ideas are clear, the work is then performed on the keyboard. How about you? Do you still use [...]

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