Trying New Ways of Typing

The way we type is subject to the changing winds of technology, as well as safety concerns over issues like texting while driving.

One of the big debates is about keyboard layouts, which includes the traditional Qwerty design and the user-friendly but obscure Dvorak. Designers, however, have begun an even more far-reaching conversation about how we input information and whether there’s a product yet to hit the mainstream that could replace the keyboard altogether.

There’s certainly no shortage of innovative keyboards. An inverted “back-handed” one lets you cradle a keyboard and hit the keys from behind.

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