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Method for thumb text input

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000011520D
Publication Date: 2003-Feb-26
Document File: 3 page(s) / 257K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for thumb text input. Benefits include improved useability, and improved design flexibility.

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Method for thumb text input

Disclosed is a method for thumb text input. Benefits include improved useability, and improved design flexibility.

General description

              The disclosed method is thumb text input. It is a space and operationally efficient method of entering text that requires very little learning from a user. This solution is particularly useful with smart monitor designs and tablet PCs where keyboards are useful but difficult to implement.

Advantages

              The disclosed method provides advantages, including:

•             Improved useability due to improved accommodation to space constraints and accessibility over the use of a conventional dedicated keyboard

•             Improved useability due to improved privacy and noise interference over the use of voice recognition

•             Improved useability due to improved on-screen keyboard control over the use of a stylus

•             Improved useability due to improved input speed without requiring manual typing skills

•             Improved useability due to enabling the use of a very small screen due to the use of visual cues without support for physical selection on the screen

•             Improved useability due to reducing the amount of screen that is blocked by the onscreen keyboard during text entry

•             Improved useability due to ease of learning because of the use of the standard QWERTY keyboard for visual cue and functional reference

•             Improved ease of implementation due to applying to...