Category: The Future of the Mouse

April 4, 2017 | | Comments Off on The Touch Screen Revolution: Could the Mouse Become Obsolete?

As with all tech, developers are constantly pushing the envelope and searching for new and exciting ways to revamp our devices. Ever since the invention of the mouse in the late 1960’s by Douglas Engelbart, computer companies have sought out ways to find an even more efficient method of interacting with the Graphical User Interface on personal computers. This has led to the more recent development of the antecedent (in terms

April 4, 2017 | | Comments Off on The Trackpad: The Critics Have Spoken

The Trackpad has long been considered a competitor of the mouse. With its flat design and ‘click anywhere’ feel, it seems that the mouse should have been obsolete years ago. However, there is far more to consider when comparing both the mouse and the trackpad. For the purposes of this study, we will consider reviews from actual consumers of the Magic Trackpad, Apple’s answer to a mouse alternative, and will address

April 3, 2017 | | Comments Off on Recent Changes and Influences in the Mouse’s Design: Post Engelbart

Since the mouse’s initial development in the early 1960’s, it has been constantly undergoing changes that have enabled its style to evolve with the times. The mouse has grown into a natural feature of the computer desk, right next to the keyboard and monitor. As we all know them today, computer mice are characteristically made of plastic, even though this was not the case initially. As the mouse’s design was amended