I was reading a book about user experience design for work and one of the chapters was on convention. It was saying that user interfaces should have a standard layout or interface if they are something a user uses often. It stuck in my head that I had been making a lot of profiles without a template to start from. I also realized that my interface with the Logitech G13 is pretty common even across game types. I bind map to G14, forward to G4 and so on. I decided to update my default Logitech G13 profile (that I never actually use) to meet my following needs:
- Contain all of the common keys with the most likely name so that I can clone the default profile to new games
- Assign my common keys to the my standard locations so that I can just edit their values for new games but keep the interface and expected action the same
Below is a screen shot of my default keyboard layout. I place jump and melee attack on my 2 extra mouse keys like always. This layout works for almost all FPS’s and for the majority of MMO’s to with just slight variations. Over the coming weeks I will probably be updating some of my older profiles to match this as a standard interface for my layouts.