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Grouped Customization Defaults by User Category

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109117D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-23
Document File: 1 page(s) / 31K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Schell, DJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a technique to define, group and automatically set system defaults by user categories, such that to customize their system to fit their needs, users need only select the appropriate user category.

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Grouped Customization Defaults by User Category

      Disclosed is a technique to define, group and automatically set
system defaults by user categories, such that to customize their
system to fit their needs, users need only select the appropriate
user category.

      Application programmers would create pre-defined customization
groupings based on the characteristics of user categories.  Rather
than having to set all of the customization options separately, the
user simply selects the category he or she best fits.  The system
then determines the settings for the options automatically based on
the profile of that user category.

      For example, several customization options relate to user skill
level, such as:
           1. Messages on or off
           2. Short/Full menus
           3. Mouse scroll and click rates
           4. Levels of help available
Rather than users having to set each of these options individually,
they could simply indicate their skill level to the system, which
then sets them automatically based on pre-defined profiles.

      Disclosed anonymously.