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Single Event Icon with Multiple Attributes Selections in Calendar

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106197D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Choy, SH: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a design to present a single event icon in calendar applications which will handle multiple selections for multiple attributes in any calendar event.

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Single Event Icon with Multiple Attributes Selections in Calendar

      Disclosed is a design to present a single event icon in
calendar applications which will handle multiple selections for
multiple attributes in any calendar event.

      There are several attributes usually associated with a calendar
event (e.g., event type, event security level, etc.).  Users are
usually required to get into a separate window to furnish this
information.  That is, it uses too many steps and sometimes becomes
cumbersome.

One way to improve the task procedure is proposed with the following
features:

1.  A BIG icon is displayed where users can make selections from
    different attributes depending on the part of icon they are
    pointing to.

2.  In a calendar application, the big icon is divided into three
    parts where the user can make selections for the event type, the
    event security type and alarm settings.

3.  For attributes that have only two choices, a toggle type
    implementation is the best.  If attributes have more than two
    choices, a drop-down type implementation listing all possible
    candidates for selections is more appropriate.

4.  This icon design concept should not be limited to the calendar
    application and can be applied to many other areas.

The proposed design would provide the following benefits:

1.  Reduced worksteps for attributes selections of calendar events.

2.  Improved usability for attributes selectio...