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Visual Set and Display of Hold Action

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104256D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Lee, RE: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Provided is a technique for visually setting and displaying sequence-based actions in order to overcome deficiencies with conventional techniques. In conventional systems, users are required to either type in or sequence through a list of pre defined values. When the parameters are filled in, the user does not get visual feedback on relationship of the selected and current sequence, such as time. Unfortunately, the user may not have this information available during the dialog. The solution to this problem is to provide a technique to give the user the maximum visual feedback on desired actions. Provide the following enhancements in a Hold Dialog window:

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Visual Set and Display of Hold Action

      Provided is a technique for visually setting and displaying
sequence-based actions in order to overcome deficiencies with
conventional techniques.  In conventional systems, users are required
to either type in or sequence through a list of pre defined values.
When the parameters are filled in, the user does not get visual
feedback on relationship of the selected and current sequence, such
as time.  Unfortunately, the user may not have this information
available during the dialog.  The solution to this problem is to
provide a technique to give the user the maximum visual feedback on
desired actions.  Provide the following enhancements in a Hold Dialog
window:

o   Display the Icon of the requested object
o   Display window contents in a visual manner
o   Allow the user direct manipulation to drag the document to a
    determined value
o     User settings will be automatically displayed in the text
    read-out windows showing the desired value to reinforce the
    action's completion.  If the document is placed in some state,
    such as Hold, then the status read-out would reflect that state.

The benefits a user would experience are as follows:

o   Enhanced visual function
o   Reduced unnecessary keystrokes and mouse clicks
o   Improved feedback on objects involved in actions
o   Immediate feedback on user actions/status
o   Improved usability
o   Intuitive

Disclosed Anonymously.