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Touch on Large Field to Edit Individual Pieces of Information

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122849D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 54K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

McMillion, JL: AUTHOR

Abstract

When designing a data entry application for touch screen usage, the larger size of touch target areas limit the number of elements that can be presented on the screen at any one time. In addition, because the number of touchable elements are fewer, the amount of information that can be presented to the user at one time is limited. In this design case, the presentation format used was that of a data entry form with a number of data fields to be completed or edited by the user. In many cases, information is obtained from an existing file and presented in the fields for viewing by the user. The user is allowed to change field entries by touching the fields and then changing the entry by selection or key entry. Figure 1 _____________________ |1234 Any Street | |Apt.

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Touch on Large Field to Edit Individual Pieces of Information

      When designing a data entry application for touch screen usage,
the larger size of touch target areas limit the number of elements
that can be presented on the screen at any one time.  In addition,
because the number of touchable elements are fewer, the amount of
information that can be presented to the user at one time is limited.
In this design  case, the presentation format used was that of a data
entry form with a  number of data fields to be completed or edited by
the user.  In many cases, information is obtained from an existing
file and presented in the fields for viewing by the user.  The user
is allowed to change field  entries by touching the fields and then
changing the entry by selection  or key entry.
  Figure 1
               _____________________
              |1234 Any Street      |
              |Apt. 1234            |
    Address:  |Anytown, NC   12345  |
              |                     |
              |_____________________|
  Figure 2
               _____________________
              |                     |
    Street:   |1234 Any Street      |
              |_____________________|
               _____________________
              |                     |
    City:     |Anytown              |
              |_____________________|
               _____________________
              |                     |
    State:    |NC                   |
              |_____________________|
               _____________________
              |        ...