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Human Device Interface Optimiser

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010236D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Nov-08
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Nov-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 24K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Rüdiger Maurer: AUTHOR

Abstract

In Human device interface (HDI) systems, user dependent menu optimisation for software and programming systems is provided.

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Human Device Interface Optimiser

by Rüdiger Maurer

Abstract

In Human device interface (HDI) systems, user dependent menu optimisation for software and programming systems is provided.

Introduction

Complex software and programming systems like RSS, CPS, mobile phone menus and similar packages offer a high number of menus. These sometimes are not structured in the order the customer needs to make efficient use from them.

Problem To Be Solved

Most structures are fixed and not dynamic. Several systems, such as field programming firmware, offer default settings to reduce the amount of data to be entered. Some new systems will recognize the preferred user menu selections and disable the seldom-used menus from the display. But all these packages require the user to run through the remaining menus, and find and select the ones that are needed for final editing.

Proposed Solution to the Problems

The key idea is to offer a menu structure that is prioritised in order, based on previous inputs. The user is identified with his/her login information, that could be a name or a project. By default the HDI optimiser records all steps and sequences of the chosen menus. The first time this user or the project is activated, the complete feature set or a pre-defined subset is offered. All actions and selections are stored, counted and prioritised in order by the HDI optimiser. 

If a new editing sequence is required, the HDI optimiser pops up the previously used menus, prioritised with latest de...