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➤ Farewell QWERTY as KALQ keyboard brings speedier thumbing to the touchscreen generation

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The new KALQ keyboard. © MPI for Informatics

➢ Faster two-thumb typing devised by the Max Planck Institute:
The research team of Antti Oulasvirta at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics has created a new keyboard called KALQ that enables faster thumb-typing on touchscreen devices. They used computational optimization techniques in conjunction with a model of thumb movement to search among millions of potential layouts before identifying one that yields superior performance. A user study confirmed that, after a short amount of practice, users could type 34% faster than they could with a QWERTY layout… / Continued at the Max Planck Institute