DailyDirt: Need More Input?

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We've covered plenty of strange and interesting input devices, and usually, the aim of these things is to simplify and make it faster to input information into our technological gadgets. Sometimes, though, you can only simplify a user interface so much, and it's still really, really complicated. Designers can "make things as simple as possible, but not simpler" -- and here are just a few examples of some interfaces that enable an amazing amount of input choices. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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Filed Under: gadgets, game controllers, hardware, hmi, human machine interface, input devices, joystick, steering wheel, ui


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    Anonymous Coward, 30 Sep 2014 @ 7:01pm

    That joystick is crazy.

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      Rekrul, 1 Oct 2014 @ 12:00pm

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      That joystick is crazy.

      I have one major problem with all of these flightsticks: The way they're designed, you can't rest your hand/arm on anything while using them. When gripping the stick, your hand is a good 1-2 inches above the base of the stick and your arm is raised up, not supported by anything. This makes it very hard to keep the joystick centered when you don't want to move.

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    Uriel-238 (profile), 30 Sep 2014 @ 9:02pm

    I am a fetishist for input devices.

    Since I use my computer (and play games) left handed, I've always been looking to improve input devices or add buttons, especially since gaming keyboards with programmable buttons tend to presume that one is right handed.

    Eventually I got Autohotkey and learned how to just override the key restrictions on the number-pad, sometimes using chording or double-taps when I need extra keys.

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    TwelveBaud (profile), 1 Oct 2014 @ 10:03am

    I think I'm going to go play Steel Battalion. A game with a dedicated switch for windshield wipers, and that erases your save if you don't push the dedicated -- and shielded -- Eject button in time.

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    Rekrul, 1 Oct 2014 @ 12:03pm

    DailyDirt: Need More Input?

    Yes! More input! More input! Number Five needs input! :)

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    stannoplan, 1 Oct 2014 @ 7:41pm

    if you liked the ableton have a look at the launch

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    We've covered plenty of strange and interesting input devices, and usually, the aim of these things is to simplify and make it faster to input information into our technological gadgets. Sometimes, though, you can only simplify a user interface so much, and it's still really, really complicated. Designers can "make things as simple as possible, but not simpler" -- and here are just a few examples of some interfaces that enable an amazing amount of input choices.

    reply to this | link to this | view in chronology ]

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