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Icon for a Database Manager Remote APPN System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107845D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Banning, KR: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is an icon design to represent the OS/2* Database Manager Remote APPN System. The icon is required for use in the Presentation Manager*-based interface to the remote APPN system object. Graphical interfaces rely on direct manipulation interface techniques. These techniques have become standard in the industry and are based on the ability to represent objects in the user interface. These representations often take the form of icons. An icon is a pictorial representation of an object. The icon design should invoke in the user an understanding of the purpose or use of the object it represents. An icon for the remote APPN system supports the Database Manager portion of OS/2 Extended Services by providing a user interface to identify the system in a list as having an APPN-type connection.

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Icon for a Database Manager Remote APPN System

       Disclosed is an icon design to represent the OS/2*
Database Manager Remote APPN System. The icon is required for use in
the Presentation Manager*-based interface to the remote APPN system
object. Graphical interfaces rely  on direct manipulation interface
techniques. These techniques have become standard in the industry and
are based on the ability to represent objects in the user interface.
These representations often take the form of icons.  An icon is a
pictorial representation of an object.  The icon design should invoke
in the user an understanding of the purpose or use of the object it
represents.  An icon for the remote APPN system supports the Database
Manager portion of OS/2 Extended Services by providing a user
interface to identify the system in a list as having an APPN-type
connection.

      Several symbols were evaluated, and it was determined that the
standard workstation icon with a solid screen was the best indication
of an APPN-connected system. This icon, shown in the figure,
represents the APPN-connected remote system object.
*  Trademark of IBM Corp.