Friday, June 03, 2005

Ergonomics, Part 2: Ergonomic devices

This report covers keyboards, pointing devices, software, and general tips for safe computing ...

"The world is full of devices associated with the word ergonomic. A scholar trying to learn the word by studying the way it's used in today's culture is likely conclude that it means "curvy" or possibly "funny-looking." Nearly all mice, trackballs, and other devices are now described as ergonomic; this doesn't mean they're all good for you to use.

Unfortunately, unless you use a given gizmo for a few hours, it's hard to get a feel for how it will work for you. Still, experimentation is the tried-and-true method to determine the level of ergonomic satisfaction you will get from a device. Borrow mice from friends to see how you like them. Try keyboards out in the store."   continued ...   (Via IBM)

Keyboard Options - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

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