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Recognition of Calendar Affinity Users via Icon Imaging Responses

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105147D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 72K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Williams, ML: AUTHOR

Abstract

Users of an electronic office calendar system are often performing many tasks, simultaneously. Moreover, users desire to prioritize their work and often need to know, immediately, the priority of an unsolicited notification, such as a calendar update. It is advantageous to provide a method by which the modification of a user's calendar by a particular individual could be associated with a particular image, such as a picture of the user making the modification. This would allow users to utilize a video bit imaging medium for the identification of users associated with a particular calendar event. There is a desire by which the unsolicited calendar update by a particular user would create a particular image to identify the affinity user.

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Recognition of Calendar Affinity Users via Icon Imaging Responses

      Users of an electronic office calendar system are often
performing many tasks, simultaneously.  Moreover, users desire to
prioritize their work and often need to know, immediately, the
priority of an unsolicited notification, such as a calendar update.
It is advantageous to provide a method by which the modification of a
user's calendar by a particular individual could be associated with a
particular image, such as a picture of the user making the
modification.  This would allow users to utilize a video bit imaging
medium for the identification of users associated with a particular
calendar event.  There is a desire by which the unsolicited calendar
update by a particular user would create a particular image to
identify the affinity user.  Moreover, users who see the particular
image would like the capability to associate their own familiar
picture images with particular affinity users of the calendar system.

      This article describes a methodology whereby users of an
electronic calendar system can associate particular picture patterns
to specified users of the system.  This system would allow users to
work, continually, on other applications while a particular image
would identify the affinity user who has added, deleted or otherwise
modified a particular calendar event.  A time monitoring system would
allow the user to determine the length of time for which the image
should be displayed.  After displaying the image, e.g., the picture
of the individual making the modification, the image along with
associated textual information, would be queued is a storage data
base for subsequent queries.

      The preferred embodiment is based upon an Audio Calendar
Profile (ACP) data base.  This data base can be implemented as a
local user data base table or as an enterprise specific data base.
Individuals would associate pre-defined images to a p...