Computer Keyboards, glossary This is the science of equipment design and is aimed at maximising productivity in the workplace. It aims to reduce tiredness and fatigue by removing any discomfort that the worker might get through using a badly designed chair, desk or computer keyboard for example.
A keyboard designed with the keys arranged to increase the speed and ease of typing. The home row of keys have the characters A, O, E, U, I, D, H, T, N and S. A standard dvorak keyboard will have 101 keys.
This is a port available on most PCs that can be used to plug in a mouse or keyboard. It has a socket for a 6-pin mini-DIN plug. The PS/2 port is often called the mouse port. Not to be confused with the PS2 from Sony.
The traditional and, some might say, outdated configuration of keys on a keyboard. The standard number of keys is 86 and the original design was intended to slow down typing. The design arose out of a need to separate certain letters that often caused typewriters to jam.