Why is a stop sign red?
(And how can that make your data entry faster?)
do Custom Keys make sense?
A stop sign combines a
distinctive shape with a bright color---red. The shape immediately tells
you that it is a stop sign, but it is the bright color that makes the
sign standout from everything else. Bright color attracts our
Data entry can benefit from this concept of color-coding. Just as in
traffic where red means stop and green means go, colored keys or
keycaps can attract our attention when entering data or using software. In addition to
better visibility, color-coding helps operators remember the keyboard
commands better. The result is faster, more accurate data entry that is
less fatiguing for the operator.
How do you customize a keyboard?
Keyboards can be customized in a number of different ways depending
upon the specific software needs.
Custom Keyboard. We can completely customize a keyboard with full
key replacement, keytop stickers, or a combination depending upon your
needs. One of the advantages of customizing the complete keyboard is
that we use only high quality keyboards for our projects. After you have
invested in color keys, imprinted keys, or special stickers, you want
your new customized keyboard to provide you with years of trouble-free
||Special Keys and Keycaps. Standard keys and keycaps can be
replaced with colored keys for greater visibility. The color keys can
have a standard key legend or printing or they may have special commands
that match the software
||Keytop and Keyfront
Stickers. Custom keytop stickers or decals can replace the standard key
lettering with a solid
color, with special commands, or color-coded commands. Using color-coded
commands on a key or overlays can quickly indicate to the operator which
control key (CTRL, SHIFT, ALT, etc.) key to use in conjunction with
||Keyboard templates and faceplates. A very simple solution to
providing commands at the operator's fingertips is to have a keyboard
template that sits directly on the keyboard. The template can include
the most commonly used commands for the operator's reference. The result
is that the command information is immediately at the user's fingertips.
They spend more time doing accurate data entry and less time looking
through user guides or "cheat sheets."
Next >>> When
should you use a customized keyboard?
For information or custom price quotes on custom keycaps,
custom keyboard, custom mouse pads, custom keyboard stickers, and custom templates, call: