Keyboards

This post shows a set of adapted keyboards to the specific size of VALINA user interface.

Minus keyboards

We include four examples of standard keyboards for lowercase as Minus keyboards. Each example contains a slight variation on the bottom right button. As we can see below, these buttons can be an enter, search, check or next.

Capital keyboards

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 green button. As seen below, these buttons can be an entry, search, check, or following.

Number keyboards

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 buttons containing numbers from 2 to 9 can include groups of three letters in alphabetical order. Keyboards can also display different symbols or actions.

In the bottom row the order of the 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

Symbol keyboards consists in four examples of standard keyboards that display a variety of symbols. Each example contains a slight variation on the green button. As seen below, these buttons can be an enter, search, check or 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 green button. As seen below, these buttons can be an enter, search, check or 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

Predictive keyboards are two standard keyboards in small and all caps. As seen below, these keyboards include a row on the top, 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

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

Voice keyboard is an example of a standard voice keyboard. It contains a message guiding the user to speak and three buttons; settings, mic and eraser. To record the voice, the user will have to tap or press the mic button in order to introduce an action lead.

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.