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Graphical Access to Calendar Displays

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000121146D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 64K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Fleming, SS: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes graphical access to calendar displays with improved visual feedback.

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Graphical Access to Calendar Displays

      This article describes graphical access to calendar
displays with improved visual feedback.

      Many systems implement a book metaphor which allows page
forward and backward by selecting page corners.  To conserve display
space and reduce user mouse movement, the corners are adjacent to
each other.  The top-most page corner is folded over and the other
page corner is that portion of the second page which is made visible
by folding over the top page corner.

      Unfortunately, in this approach it is not clear which page
corner the user should work with to view the next page. In the real
world you would grab the top page and move it to see the second page.
However, conventional computer implementations use selection of the
second page corner to see the second page.  This behavior is much
like selection of an obscured user interface window to "surface" the
window.

      In this invention, a calendar is presented using a book
metaphor which allows previous and subsequent pages to be accessed by
clicking on the book page corners.  For example, a monthly calendar
would allow you to see the next month's calendar by clicking on the
page corner.

      To provide improved visual feedback, the page corner for the
next month's page shows the first letter of that month on the corner,
while the other page corner's back is blank.  This indicates to the
user which page corner should be clicked on to turn to the nex...