This may be a bit of a random and uneccessary post but im designing a new box for my stick and im curious about a few things in layout and design.
Most of the boxes i’ve seen, tend to have a flat face. You’ll probably notice that the stick on an arcade is mounted on a sloped panel, this pivots the balls of your hand (above wrist) and raises your fingers, alleviating strain and giving you a little more comfort and control. Of course this varies from player to player.
So i was curious to know why alot of the designs i’ve seen use a flat panel ?
Does anyone have any experience of using a sloped panel and perhaps know why it isn’t used ?
Also the other question i have is about button layout. If you can picture a Japanese button layout for example, the buttons are angled to fit your fingers more naturally but the bottom row of buttons are directly below the top.
If you notice, most console controllers have buttons which are angled at an approximately 45 degree angle, so for example, if you put your hands out in front of you and your palms down, make a triangle by touching your thumbs and first finger at their tips, this is the angle that console controllers tend to use.
The point is, it aligns more naturally with your fingers giving you maximum comfort and control. So if you can imagine approaching your controls as if your almost hugging a barrel, this would be a more natural grip. Now to get the optimum button layout, you place your fingers on the top row then bend at the finger joints only and you will get the fastest most comfortable movement to a bottom row of buttons.
My question is, does anyone have experience with a layout like this ?
Maybe its preference but im struggling to see why the traditional layout is used over the 45 degree (or similar) layout.
Anyway ! Thanks in advance for any asistance you can give :tup: