dvorak layout, question 

Q1: How long would a statistical autistic person take to get to 110 WPM at Dvorak, if they could already type at 110 WPM at QWERTY and assuming full immersion and typing a lot?

Q2: How likely would they be to end up typing significantly faster (say 140+ WPM) after continued use of Dvorak?

dvorak layout, question 

@kiilas dvorak doesn’t help much with performance but it’s very good for limiting carpal tunnel syndrome over time because of the much reduced finger travel. I’m not sure if it allows for this much of an improvement in performance, but I think that if you already touch-type, I think it might take one or two months to recover your previous typing speed? I’m not certain though

I say this because learning bépo without having done touch typing before and it took me 2-3 months to be efficient with it

re: dvorak layout, question 

@Siph Thanks!

I don't touch type in the classical sense (I don't place my fingers on the home row etc) but I organically came up with a way of typing that lets my wrists and fingers stay pretty relaxed (they're placed similarly to how you type on "ergonomic" split keyboards).

re: dvorak layout, question 

@Siph I can type for long periods without any discomfort, so I don't think I'm at a risk of developing CTS from typing.

I'm only concerned about efficiency, because boosting my typing speed 25%+ would be pretty useful! And if I'd be training to type faster (I already plateau'd from normal use) I could just as well learn a layout that yields a higher max speed.

dvorak layout, question 

@kiilas From a sample size of 2, the typing rate seems similar to qwerty with, for a sample size of 1, a much improved tactile sensation / stimulation from typing

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