Would You Buy a “Dynamic” Keyboard?• Technologyreview.com
When you look at your keyboard, do you ever feel that it’s just a little too… static?
Me either, but I’m still intrigued by this concept from designers Maxim Mezentsev & Aleksander Suhih (presented at the site Yanko Design, then spotted by Gizmodo). Basically, it’s a keyboard whose keys are themselves screens–e-ink screens, specifically. It could be a boon for bilingual people everywhere.
Mezentsev and Suhih’s concept is just that for now–a concept. But believe it or not, something like this has already been done before. I have a longstanding interest in keyboard innovation (see “In Search of the Perfect Keyboard”), but not even I was aware of the fancy keyboard dreamed up by Artemy Lebedev and his studio.