Input Devices

Nowadays input devices exist in various forms and are used for interactions and data entries. By using input devices we feed data processing systems with necessary information to perform the desired action or provide information.

Regarding design and development of computer systems and in particular HCI, its a general scientific consensus, that humans and their senses and abilities play an essential role. Accordingly, interfaces and input devices are perceived as invisible, comfortable and normal. This can lead to success, if input devices adjust the natural human behavior. In connection with natural behavior the term „intuition“ occurs. That means, that unknown systems can be used without higher cognitive efforts.

An important requirement for this intuitive behavior is a high level of previous knowledge of the same or similar system – the latter, also the capacity for abstraction in order to update existing knowledge, is needed. It’s important to use this knowledge for the design of interfaces between humans and machines, but you have to keep in mind, that a computer undertake tasks better than real objects.

Compared to pure desktop systems in the 1990s, modeling comprehensible interfaces has become more complex. This also means that ubiquitous systems are increasingly integrated into the environments and processes, wich are subject to constant change. Some interaction interfaces connect several elements, which can be observed on smartphones: smartphones combine gesture and location information, evaluate touches and simultaneously possess mechanical switches or buttons.

When we talk about input devices, we first think of a wireless mice, keyboards, joysticks, gamepads or digital sign boards. In this areas, cables interrupt the natural flow of interaction. TECFLOWER has developed solutions with no need to give any thought to laborious charge of your input devices. Your wireless mouse can recharge over the mouse pad – you can place your wireless keyboard on a special, invisible pad – or leave it directly on it. These and other examples, show the technical ease of the wireless world of TECFLOWER. Let us inspire you!

[This page was created with authorized extracts and partly literal quotations from: Konstantinidis, Antony, and Kopp, Nicolas. “Digitization of a Pen – & -. Paper RPG with transmission of interactions in the real world” (2015). S.129ff.]