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Method for Providing User Feedback during Selection

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044863D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Berry, RE: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

By defining generic types of feedback to be provided at specified points in a dialog, and implementing the feedback via common device driver components, consistency and application independence of display technology can be achieved.

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Method for Providing User Feedback during Selection

By defining generic types of feedback to be provided at specified points in a dialog, and implementing the feedback via common device driver components, consistency and application independence of display technology can be achieved.

Current systems typically provide a variety of feedback techniques following user input, such variety being caused by multiple applications and multiple types of display technologies supported. Some systems have attempted to control consistency of application feedback through documentation of "policy" statements which are effective only to the degree that they are adhered to by application developers.

A solution is to define five distinct points requiring feedback during a selection process, specify a generic feedback type for each point, identify specific feedback types for each point by technology type, and provide a common device driver interface.

Applications may then be written with references to the generic feedback points and the common device driver substitutes the specific type of feedback appropriate to the type of display device being used.

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