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User Interface for Dynamic Parameter Entry

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099987D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

McGaughey, HS: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a technique which utilizes and combines presentation techniques of dynamic instruction lines, dynamic menus, and windowing to display parameter entry information to users in order to overcome deficiencies with conventional implementations.

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User Interface for Dynamic Parameter Entry

       Disclosed is a technique which utilizes and combines
presentation techniques of dynamic instruction lines, dynamic menus,
and windowing to display parameter entry information to users in
order to overcome deficiencies with conventional implementations.

      The dynamic parameter entry panel is divided into multiple
parts, e.g., two separate but dynamically linked windows.  The first
window lists variable selections, while the second window lists the
parameter entry fields associated with each selection.  By using the
cursor or pointer to move through the selections in one window, the
parameter entry fields of the second window dynamically change to
display the parameter entry fields associated with the current
selection in the first window.  The information in the second window
is logically related to the selection in the first window.  To change
the information in the second window, the user simply moves the
cursor into the second window and applies conventional entry and
revision operations on the entry fields.  The user can return the
cursor to the first window to continue making selections that can be
subsequently edited.  Similar approaches can be used to dynamically
link and navigate multiple layers of information in multiple windows.

      The benefits to the end user include the following: new
functional capability, reduced navigation through hierarchical menus,
dynamic linkage of selections and...