How We Type: Movement Strategies and Performance in Everyday Typing

  title={How We Type: Movement Strategies and Performance in Everyday Typing},
  author={Anna Maria Feit and Daryl Weir and Antti Oulasvirta},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
This paper revisits the present understanding of typing, which originates mostly from studies of trained typists using the ten-finger touch typing system. Our goal is to characterise the majority of present-day users who are untrained and employ diverse, self-taught techniques. In a transcription task, we compare self-taught typists and those that took a touch typing course. We report several differences in performance, gaze deployment and movement strategies. The most surprising finding is… 

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