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Consolidating Scrolling Controls with Date Display on Weekly Calendar

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103757D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Nguyen, T: AUTHOR

Abstract

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

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Consolidating Scrolling Controls with Date Display on Weekly Calendar

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

      Currently on a weekly calendar, the scrolling controls (Daily,
Monthly, 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
monthly increment since it is positioned immediately to the right of
the Monthly pushbutton.

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

      This layout of the weekly 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 Monthly 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
weekly scrolling visually apparent to the use...