Thomas Tullis, Ellen Mangan, & Richard Rosenbaum
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 51st Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, October 1-5, 2007
Publication year: 2007

Eight different designs for an on-screen keyboard were compared. Some of the factors manipulated included QWERTY vs. alphabetic layout, key-caps appearance vs. none, and mouseover feedback or not. We found that a design featuring two complete QWERTY keyboards (upper and lower case) yielded the best performance, but the designs that looked the most like a standard keyboard were preferred.

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