Keyboard letter position

2017-07-07 00:42:24

I was wondering whether if the current US keyboard is optimized for a person with the optimal keyboard finger position discussed on the internet. I know keyboard finger position is another story, but please assume that the current methodology is optimal already. There are some documents on the internet where they tell us how to position your fingers on keyboards to type fast etc.

Consider you include into your algorithm enough amount of English books for letters/words with the optimal finger positions on the keyboard, how do you think you need to put those letters into the keyboard? what do you think you need to consider while deciding letters positions for words if you want to optimize it with an algorithm? and critically do you think the current keyboard is optimal?

Note: Only letters, no numbers or symbols. You can create your own keyboard which is supposed to be used with two hands.