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Consolidating Scrolling Controls with Date Display on Monthly Calendar

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103756D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Nguyen, T: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method is described for grouping and displaying scrolling controls on a monthly calendar in a more easy to use and intuitive manner.

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Consolidating Scrolling Controls with Date Display on Monthly Calendar

      A method is described for grouping and displaying scrolling
controls on a monthly calendar in a more easy to use and intuitive
manner.

      Currently on a monthly calendar, the scrolling controls (Daily,
Weekly, Previous, and Next) are on their own row at the bottom of the
panel and the date is displayed at the top of the panel.  This is not
obvious to the user that Previous and Next pushbuttons pertain to the
date.  In addition, the Previous pushbutton could also imply a weekly
increment since it is positioned immediately to the right of the
Weekly pushbutton.

      The solution is to combine the row of pushbuttons at the bottom
of the monthly calendar panel with the date display line at the top
of the panel.  Thus, the top display line consists of the Daily and
Weekly pushbuttons on the left followed by the date and then the
Previous and Next pushbuttons for the date.

      This layout of the monthly calendar is more intuitive to the
user since the date-related controls are always shown together on one
line.  It also saves screen real estate by having one less display
line.  The separation of the Daily and Weekly pushbuttons from the
Previous and Next pushbuttons with the date in between makes it
obvious to the user that the latter set of pushbuttons are not
related to the former set of pushbuttons and makes the how to for the
monthly scrolling visually apparent to the us...