In this section, we show the set of keyboards adapted to the specific size VALINA user interface.
- Minus keyboards
- Capital keyboards
- Number keyboards
- Symbol keyboards
- Number and symbol keyboards
- Predictive keyboards
- Emoji keyboard
- Voice keyboard
We include four examples of standard keyboards for lowercase as Minus keyboards. Each example contains a slight variation on the bottom right button. As it is seen below, these buttons can be an enter, a search, a check or a next.
As in the previous point, we compiled four examples of standard keyboards for capital letters adapted to be used in the terminal. Each example contains a slight variation on the lower right button. As seen below, these buttons can be an entry, a search, a check, or a following.
Number keyboards consists of three examples of standard number keyboards. As long as they contain all numbers from 0 to 9, all buttons can be slightly modified as well as the design of the keyboard.
Each of buttons containing the numbers from 2 to 9 can include groups of three letters in alphabetical order. Keyboards can also display different symbols or actions.
The order of some bottom row buttons may vary, as well as their position on the keyboard. They can also be shown in a column on the right side.
Symbol keyboards consists of four examples of standard keyboards that display a variety of symbols. Each example contains a slight variation on the bottom right button. As seen below, these buttons can be an enter, a search, a check or a next.
Symbol keyboards also include two buttons on the left bottom side of the keyboard, allowing the user to switch to a numeric keyboard or a caps keyboard.
Number and symbol keyboards
Number and symbol keyboards collect four examples of standard keyboards that display numbers from 0 to 9 plus a variety of symbols. Each example contains a slight variation on the bottom right button. As seen below, these buttons can be an enter, a search, a check or a next.
Number and symbol keyboards also include two buttons on the left bottom side of the keyboard, allowing the user to switch to a numeric keyboard or a caps keyboard.
Predictive keyboards are two standard keyboards in small and all caps. As seen below, these keyboards include a row on the top of the keyboard that makes word suggestions based on what the user usually types or is currently typing.
This keyboard should be used taking into account that certain factors such as the environment or the inclination of the screen can make typing in the VALINA terminal difficult. It is recommended to use the predictive keyboard only when it is essential, since its configuration will keep it active for all users.
Even when activated, the user can choose not to use it and write manually.
Emoji keyboard is an example of a standard emoji keyboard. It contains a search bar on the top that allows the user to search for a specific emoji by its name. The emojis will appear in different categories based on their function or meaning, and users will be able to find them either by tapping on each of these categories or swiping left and right.
As seen, on the bottom of the keyboard, there are a series of buttons that allow the user to do different actions such as come back to alphabetic keyboard and search for gifs or ascii combinations.
Voice keyboard is an example of a standard voice keyboard. It contains a message guiding the user to speak, a settings button and a mic button that the user will have to tap or press in order to introduce an action lead by voice.
As this keyboard allows the user to write without touching the screen, the use of it through voice dictation can be very useful in closed and controlled spaces.
To avoid mixed up dictations, it is recommended to use it keeping in mind certain factors as the space in which the VALINA terminal is going to be used, the distance between terminal and user and the proximity between users that are going to use the same command.