August Dvorak

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
August Dvorak

Name: August Dvorak

Born: May 5, 1894

Death: October 10, 1975 (Age: 81)

Computer-related contributions

  • Educational psychologist and professor of education best known for creating the Dvorak simplified keyboard layout in the 1930s.
  • Study demonstrated that Dvorak speeds were 74 percent faster than their QWERTY speeds, and their accuracies had increased by 68 percent.

Significant publications

  • Typewriting Behavior (1936).