I am surprised about the trend to make arrow keys half-sized and crammed right next to each other in recent laptops:
These are the same keys that stand completely isolated on the conventional keyboard, implying that they are really rather important.
Since this change has the potential to affect the user experience in a very negative way, surely it warrants a study of its effects on the UX. Do you know of such a study?
Are there any large-scale studies on the frequency of each key use by the general population?