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Dynamic Control of Scaled Information

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000121165D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-03
Document File: 1 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Torres, RJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

Provided is a technique for dynamically changing displayed information in scaled fields and their dependent display formats in order to overcome deficiencies with conventional approaches.

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Dynamic Control of Scaled Information

      Provided is a technique for dynamically changing displayed
information in scaled fields and their dependent display formats in
order to overcome deficiencies with conventional approaches.

      Provided is a new dynamic scale control that automatically
adjusts numeric scale granularity using direct manipulation
techniques.  Interaction with the control and its effects are as
follows:
     The entire scale adjusts in granularity via increase
     and decrease icons.
     Selecting the Increase icon provides more resolution of
     displayed information.
     Selecting the Decrease icon decreases the granularity
     of displayed information.
     As the scale is modified, the information displayed in
     the client area dynamically adjusts to show information
     appropriate to the scale value.

      The technique can be applied to an entire object or a subset
based upon what is selected.  The client area changes dynamically to
reflect different scales for different areas. The technique can apply
to any object with quantifiable parameters of either a continuous or
discrete nature.

      The benefits to the end user include new functionality, reduced
worksteps, and automatic and dynamic adjustment of scales and their
corresponding data.

      Disclosed anonymously.