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User Conceptual Modeling for Printer Management Tasks

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105468D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 153K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gibson, GA: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is a user conceptual model for a graphical user interface for system management tasks. This model provides a means for the user to understand the objects and actions necessary to accomplish printer management tasks. This allows the user to work with complex object components in a consistant, unifor manner.

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User Conceptual Modeling for Printer Management Tasks

      Disclosed is a user conceptual model for a graphical user
interface for system management tasks.  This model provides a means
for the user to understand the objects and actions necessary to
accomplish printer management tasks.  This allows the user to work
with complex object components in a consistant, unifor manner.

      In this model, the figure shows printer objects in the primary
window; these objects already exist in the system and are displayed
with their associated names.  The printers that are known to the
system appear down the left.  The printer spooler, its associated
virtual printer, and any documents queued to print are to the right
of the printers.  If there are more objects known to the system than
can be shown in one screen, the window is scrollable.

      Object buttons appear at the top of the primary window.  These
objects are used to create a new object by clicking and dragging them
to the window.  In this example, the user can create new printers,
spoolers and virtual printers by using the appropriate buttons.

      Attached to the window pane is a palette of objects and actions
that can be applied to the printer objects.  The objects that appear
on the palette are all of the objects and actions that can be applied
to printer objectgs.

      The user is able to select iconic view or textual view as s/he
wishes.  The objects and their relationships along with t...