Accession Number:

ADA159095

Title:

A Study of Data Entry Keyboards: The 4 x 4 Keypad.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

TEXAS TRANSPORTATION INST COLLEGE STATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

Research concerning the layout of keypads for data entry was briefly surveyed to determine what conventions exist suitable for inclusion in MIL-STD-1280 military standard on keyboard arrangements. The calculator layout bottom-up is preferable to the telephone layout top-down. More research is needed to establish the best methods of denoting key mode selection. Industry conventions have dictated the location of function keys, but more research is necessary to verify these locations. Chord keyboards are an alternative, but they have specialized uses and are not recommended for low-skilled operators.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE