Date

1973

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Science

Department

Industrial Engineering

First Adviser

Whitehouse, Gary E.

Abstract

This thesis investigates the design of an optimal typewriter-like keyboard. An optimal keyboard is defined as one whose design is based upon the statistics of usage of the English language and the human factors of the typists. The design goal of such a keyboard is to minimize an objective function which relates the relative digraph frequencies and the stroking times of two key combinations.

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