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Dr. August Dvorak

Click here to see an actual black and white photograph of Dr. August Dvorak, the inventor of the Dvorak Simplified Keyboard.

"Dr. August Dvorak, an educational psychologist and professor of education at the University of Washington, teaches a class of typists his new Simplified Keyboard Layout. In May 1932 Dr. Dvorak filed a patent for the new layout, which claimed to result in faster, easier to learn typing. This photo may have been taken for a promotional piece."

Viva La Dvorak!

Dvorak vs. Qwerty

In the Typing Analyst of DVzine, I put in all the answers I posted in Yahoo! Answers before I began writing this. These are the interesting results I got:

Key-by-key usage analysis
These charts will give you a general idea of key usage in Dvorak and QWERTY. To get exact information about keystroke counts and percentage of keystrokes on a key, simply hold your mouse over that key.

No usage > > > > Highest usageQWERTY