Like Workman, Norman focuses on the easiest keys instead of the home row, but Norman is more similar to QWERTY for easier retraining.
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Pro Favours the right hand
Unlike other layouts, such as workman, norman favours the right hand due to it usually being stronger than the left.
Pro Keeps many common QWERTY shortcuts intact
Common shortcuts, such as ctrl + z, ctrl + x, etc., are kept in their original positions without much loss in ergonomics, making the transition easier.
Pro Uses the same fingers as QWERTY for most letters
Norman keeps 22/26 letters in their original QWERTY finger, making the transition easier, and, according to many tests, does so without much loss in ergonomics.
Pro Designed using normal keyboards in mind
Unlike keyboard layouts such as workman that are desgined to be used by matrix keyboards, norman is made to be used by a standard keyboard.
Pro Focuses on the keys easiest to reach for the human hand
Like Workman, Norman takes human anatomy into account.
Con A very small user base and community
Con Designed for right handed use
The norman was designed with right handed use in mind, making it a less attractive choise for left handed users, however tests done by some users (can be found in the comments) suggests that the norman layout might be balanced
Con Scores worse in ergonomics using the carpalx test
Norman, although scoring better in travel distance, generally scores worse in the carpalx test than layouts such as colemak. See the source here.