Android & iOS Keyboard Experiences

  • Direct access to comma and dot.
  • Quick access to numbers (hold and swipe).
  • No buttons metaphor.
  • Accent color for Shift and Return.
  • Extra option to change language (keyboard icon).
  • Extra step to access comma, dot and numbers.
  • Heavier visual weight.
  • Space feels a bit cramped.
  • Direct access to speech recognition (and it’s pretty good, works great with spanish and japanese).
  • List inside a modal window.
  • Languages appear in English. (ie. “Japanese”)
  • Extra line of informantion about the keyboard.
  • Extra option to add/choose keyboards.
  • List in a contextual flyout, right where your finger is holding the globe icon.
  • Languages appear in their language (ie. 日本語).
  • Extra option to turn on/off Predictive text.
  • How is the overall experience of my app affected by keyboard interactions?
  • Which areas of my app rely heavily on user’s input? Can I change those interactions to make them simpler?
  • Is my team addressing the product internationalization correctly? What are we taking for granted?
  • How should I approach usability testing for a market that is prominently bilingual?

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Design strategy. Exploration through prototyping. @72mena

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