Interlaced QWERTY - Accommodating Ease of Visual Search and Input Flexibility in Shape Writing

author: Per Ola Kristensson, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge
published: May 28, 2008,   recorded: April 2008,   views: 3308

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We present iQwerty, which offers excellent separation of wordshapes for shape writing text input, while maintaining low visual search time. Many findings also apply to traditional touch screen keyboards.

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Comment1 Jeremy, June 6, 2008 at 8:54 a.m.:

The video on this page does not page the description - it appears that the incorrect video has been attached.

Comment2 Simon Payne, January 21, 2009 at 3:11 p.m.:

Quite interesting. I tested Shark maybe a year ago.

I can remember that one of the most infuriating "collisions" was between "to" and "too". The problem was that there was no method of indicating the double "o". Has anything been improved?

The other problem was the character set. It did not include the full Latin 1 character set - let alone Latin 2, Latin 3, or even more. In other words I cannot write German, French or Spanish - quite apart from the fact that there was no dictionary available. What's the reading on that?

And one last point. Apart from iQwerty - which seems to be the ideal layout solution for the majority of English speaking users - have you investigated iDvorak?

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