The Keyboard You Helped Design
Back in December of last year I posted a blog and related survey on Design Matters concerning our in market external ThinkPad keyboard. I’ve used one for years on my desk. The blog was very popular generating over 100 comments. The related survey probed on things like touchpad vs. HP Laptop keyboard| HP/Compaq Laptop keyboard| Compaq M2000 Keyboard| TrackPoint use, palmrest depth, overall typing touch and feel, and the design of controls such as volume and mute. Over 800 respondants took the survey. Having this kind of user feedback to help steer future design directions is a gift. Collectively we learned a lot about peoples use patterns and favorite features.
Highlights of what we learned
Almost no interest in the touchpad.
Little interest in having a dedicated number pad.HP Pavilion zv5000 Keyboard|HP Pavilion NX9100 Keyboard|Laptop keyboard| We’ve heard this one before.
Touch and feel should be equal to ThinkPad notebooks.
Buttons such as volume, mute, etc. should match the ThinkPad notebook experience.
Some interest in a wireless version, but far from unanimous.
Reduced price prefered. Imagine that.
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