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Multi-Panel Front Panel

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118503D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Redpath, SD: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a design which presents a front panel that has multiple sides, only one of which shows at a time. The mental model would have multiple dimensions. This affords the user more "space" on their front panel but without requiring extra screen real estate. The interaction to "spin" the front panel to the other sides should be as easy as one mouse click on a "spin lever" control.

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Multi-Panel Front Panel

      Disclosed is a design which presents a front panel that has
multiple sides, only one of which shows at a time.  The mental model
would have multiple dimensions.  This affords the user more "space"
on their front panel but without requiring extra screen real estate.
The interaction to "spin" the front panel to the other sides should
be as easy as one mouse click on a "spin lever" control.

      This design details unique interface visuals for a front panel
control under the IBM* Presentation System.  The front panel is a
reserved place on the users workplace to place often used objects,
actions and containers.  The visual representation for the majority
of these items is an icon.

      The front panel as they are being designed today can become
very large very quickly.  On some systems, items that are most used
can add up to a large list.  If a user has a lower resolution screen,
the space is even further limited.  The proposed solutions allows a
number of items to be contained by the front panel with the same
amount or less screen real estate.

      The design presents a front panel which has multiple sides,
only one of which shows at a time.  The mental model would have
multiple dimensions.  This affords the user more "space" on their
front panel but without requiring extra screen real estate.  The
interaction to "spin" the front panel to the other sides should be as
easy as one mouse click on a "spin lever" contro...