It came out yesterday: The new AZERTY, the first keyboard standard created with the help of HCI and algorithms.
What a ride! Optimization + Models + Participatory Design
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Shout out to @AnnaFeit Mathieu Nancel, Andreas Karrenbauer, Maximilian John
You can try one tool like that yourself here:
norme-azerty.fr - 6/14
We then adapted the underlying computer model to also take into account, for example, cultural aspects and comments from the French public
The size of the problem in the end was whopping -- in the order or 10^200.
We solved it efficiently using integer programming 🧐 10/14
HCI needs to develop its OWN computational methods:
The vision of artificial general intelligence is incompatible with the requirements of design and interaction. And it should not offer a comfy pretext to avoid theorizing. 13/14
Our method can be applied to ISO keyboards using the Latin alphabet.
It is being open sourced. -- 14/14