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Icon for a Database Manager Volume Directory

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107854D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Banning, KR: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a icon design to represent the OS/2* Database Manager Volume Directory. The icon is required for use in the Presentation Manager*-based interface to the volume directory 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.

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Icon for a Database Manager Volume Directory

       Disclosed is a icon design to represent the OS/2*
Database Manager Volume Directory. The icon is required for use in
the Presentation Manager*-based interface to the volume directory
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 volume directory supports the Database
Manager portion of OS/2 Extended Services by providing a user
interface for the following capabilities:
  * Catalog databases for a specific logical volume (drive) at the
current workstation
  * Uncatalog databases for a specific logical volume (drive) at the
current workstation.

      Several symbols were evaluated and it was determined that the
standard DASD icon shown with a directory tree symbol was the best
indication of a volume directory. This icon represents the object
where the volume directory tasks take place. This icon is shown in
the figure.
*  Trademark of IBM Corp.