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Animated Icons

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037959D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Torres, RJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

Provided is a technique for animating icons in order to overcome the difficulties of current static icon techniques.

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Animated Icons

Provided is a technique for animating icons in order to overcome the difficulties of current static icon techniques.

Use of animation is provided for icons and other graphic display forms. The animation visually shows a change in the object being represented, e.g., a change in status, process underway, etc. Icons will show movement, as in a search. Graphic displays will dynamically change to show the results of actions or changes in status.

The benefits to the user include new function, a graphic presentation of status and results in process, and the capability of showing any dynamic or changing information in a highly graphic and easy to use and learn manner.

Disclosed anonymously.

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