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IN PUT by Mind Map: IN PUT

1. Game Controllers

1.1. Video games and computer games use a game controller as the input device that directs movements and actions of on‐screen objects

2. What Are Input Devices

2.1. An input device is any hardware component that allows users to enter data and instructions into a computer

2.1.1. The Keyboard A keyboard is an input device that contains keys users press to enter data and instructions into a computerThe insertion point, also known as the cursor, is a symbol on the screen that indicates where the next character you type will appearAn ergonomic keyboard has a design that reduces the chance of wrist and hand injuriesErgonomics incorporates comfort, efficiency, and safety into the design of the workplaceKeyboards on mobile devices typically are smaller and/or have fewer keys

3. Pointing Devices

3.1. Mouse

3.1.1. A mouse is a pointing device that fits under the palm of your hand comfortably A mouse can be wired or wireless

4. Voice Input

4.1. Voice input is the process of entering input by speaking into a microphone

4.2. Voice recognition is the computer’s capability of distinguishing spoken words

4.3. Audio input is the process of entering any sound into the computer

4.4. Music production software allows users to record, compose, mix, and edit music and sounds

5. What Is Input?

5.1. Input is any data and instructions entered into the memory of a computer

6. Touch Screens and Touch‐Sensitive Pads

7. Pen Input

7.1. With pen input, you touch a stylus or digital pen on a flat surface to write, draw, or make selections

8. Other Input for Smart Phones

9. Digital Cameras

9.1. A digital camera is a mobile device that allows users to take pictures and store them digitally

10. Video Input

10.1. Video input is the process of capturing full‐motion images and storing them on a computer’s storage medium

10.2. A Web cam is a type of digital video camera that enables a user

11. Scanners and Reading Devices

11.1. Flatbed

11.2. Pen or Handheld

11.3. Sheet‐fed

11.4. Drum