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Multimedia Direct Manipulation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107469D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Pascoe, RA: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Provided is a technique for direct manipulation of multimedia objects in order to overcome deficiencies with conventional approaches: O Provide current direct manipulation features on entire multimedia objects. Extend current selection techniques to provide users with the following: - Select individual elements of a multimedia object. Selection can be comprised of individual pieces of the object, a range of elements within the object, discontinuous elements within the object. Selection can be extended to combine selection of an entire element, selection of a subset of a multimedia element, marquee selection, and irregular-shaped selections via masks, etc. - Pointer selection of an individual element or a set of elements.

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Multimedia Direct Manipulation

      Provided is a technique for direct manipulation of multimedia
objects in order to overcome deficiencies with conventional
approaches:
      O    Provide current direct manipulation features on entire
multimedia objects.  Extend current selection techniques to provide
users with the following:
           -    Select individual elements of a multimedia object.
                Selection can be comprised of individual pieces of
the object, a range of elements within the object, discontinuous
elements within the object.
                Selection can be extended to combine selection of an
entire element, selection of a subset of a multimedia element,
marquee selection, and irregular-shaped selections via masks, etc.
           -    Pointer selection of an individual element or a set
of elements.
           -    Direct manipulation of one or more elements.

      Benefits to the end user include new functionality and
flexibility, easier initial use of the system, easier learning, and
improved usability.

      Disclosed anonymously.