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Selection Cube

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107949D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Torres, RJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

Provided are techniques for visual presentation and interaction with a large number of choices via a Selection Cube in order to overcome deficiencies with conventional approaches.

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Selection Cube

       Provided are techniques for visual presentation and
interaction with a large number of choices via a Selection Cube in
order to overcome deficiencies with conventional approaches.

      The objective is to provide users with conventional techniques
for displaying and accessing system features, and, in addition, the
user is provided with the following enhancements:
      o    A geometric shape that represents system features, e.g., a
cube or other shape that represents actions, user interface
techniques, and object properties.
      o    Each facet of the shape is interactive, e.g., a user can
point to a facet of the geometric shape and display and select from a
menu of available features.
      o    The geometric shape can be decomposed into its constituent
elements for further interaction, e.g., a feature can be taken out of
the geometric shape for other operations.
      o    Direct manipulation can be used to drag parts of the cube,
e.g., dragging a specific feature from the cube.
      o    Other features can be added from other sources via direct
manipulation or menus.

      Users will notice the following benefits: new functionality,
improved usability, reduced worksteps in certain tasks, and improved
productivity.