The QWERTY keyboard layout of 1874 was originally devised by typewriter inventor Christopher Sholes.

The Dvorak layout, a more efficient and ergonomic alternative to QWERTY and its variants devised by August Dvorak in 1932 after almost two decades of research.

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Carpalx
The carpalx project introduces a quantitative model for typing effort and applies it to QWERTY and popular alternatives.
Colemak
Alternative to QWERTY and Dvorak layouts, ergonomic touch typing in English that uses an existing keyboard.
Workman Layout
An article about QWERTY and Colemak layouts, and an attempt to improve them with the Workman layout.
XPeRT Keyboard
Escape the Qwerty speed trap with XPeRT Keyboard layout. Built for speed and easy transition.
The Truth of QWERTY
Provides detailed historical information about the invention of this layout. By Koichi Yasuoka. (May 30, 2015)
The Curse of QWERTY
The history, design choices, and consequences of the Sholes and Dvorak layouts. By Jared Diamond. [Discover] (April 01, 1997)
Typing Errors
Article opposing QWERTY's use as a "false example" of lock-in of inferior technology (as a case against free markets). Less detailed than their 1990 article. By Stan Liebowitz and Stephen E. Margolis. (June 01, 1996)
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