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The traits of fast typists discovered by analyzing 136 million keystrokes

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Researchers from Aalto University in Finland and University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom have collected extensive data about the typing behavior of 168,000 volunteers.

The researchers developed an online typing test following scientific standards and published it on the free typing speed assessment website typingmaster.com.

"Ethical large-scale crowdsourcing experiments that allow us to analyse how people interact with computers on a large scale are instrumental for identifying solution principles for the design of next-generation user interfaces," says Dr Per Ola Kristensson, University Reader (Associate Professor) in Interactive Systems Engineering at the University of Cambridge.

says Anna Feit, a doctoral student at Aalto University.

The results of the study change our understanding of typing performance.

People presently make different types of mistakes: more errors where a letter is replaced by another one, whereas in the typewriter era they often added characters or omitted one.

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