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Icon for a Database Manager Remote Database

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107847D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Banning, KR: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is an icon design to represent the OS/2* Database Manager Remote Database. The icon is required for use in the Presentation Manager*-based interface to the remote database 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 database supports the Database Manager portion of OS/2 Extended Services by providing a user interface to identify the database in a list as residing on a remote media device.

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Icon for a Database Manager Remote Database

       Disclosed is an icon design to represent the OS/2*
Database Manager Remote Database. The icon is required for use in the
Presentation Manager*-based interface to the remote database 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 database supports the Database
Manager portion of OS/2 Extended Services by providing a user
interface to identify the database in a list as residing on a remote
media device.

      Several symbols were evaluated, and it was determined that the
standard database icon with a separate, removed outline was the best
indication of a remote database. This icon, shown in the figure,
represents the remote database object.
*  Trademark of IBM Corp.