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Customization via Progressive Disclosure Techniques

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000108410D
Original Publication Date: 1992-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Scannell, P: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Provided is a technique for graphically and visually customizing a computer user interface in order to overcome deficiencies with conventional techniques.

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Customization via Progressive Disclosure Techniques

      Provided is a technique for graphically and visually
customizing a computer user interface in order to overcome
deficiencies with conventional techniques.

      Users are provided with conventional customization support.  In
addition, users have the following:
      -    A "Customize" choice on the window in which a Progressive
Disclosure control is displayed.
      -    When selected, the various system features are displayed
as collections of "cards" or Icon Rings.
      -    Direct manipulation features are provided so that the user
can re-order, enable, or disable choices.
      -    Direct entry techniques are allowed so the user can rename
choices.
      -    Undo features to allow reset to system defaults or to
previously saved setting collections.

      An end user will experience the following benefits: new
functionality, a fully customable interface, visual and graphical
techniques for customization, and improved usability.

      Disclosed anonymously.