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Method to transmit emotion prior to a user interaction

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000167389D
Original Publication Date: 2008-Feb-11
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2008-Feb-11
Document File: 5 page(s) / 380K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Ryan Seick: INVENTOR

Abstract

By allowing users to set their current mood on their device, this would allow dynamic changes to occur on a remote user's device when they are in communication with each other. For instance, if a user was sad and a text message was sent with the sad mood setting, when the remote user received the message the mood would be interpreted by the remote user's phone and change the look, feel or operation based on the initiating user's transmitted mood.

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Method to transmit emotion prior to a user interaction

By Ryan Seick

Motorola, Inc.

Mobile Devices

 

ABSTRACT

By allowing users to set their current mood on their device, this would allow dynamic changes to occur on a remote user’s device when they are in communication with each other. For instance, if a user was sad and a text message was sent with the sad mood setting, when the remote user received the message the mood would be interpreted by the remote user’s phone and change the look, feel or operation based on the initiating user's transmitted mood.

 

PROBLEM

The marketplace has shown a desire to be accessible at any time.  It has also been shown the best way to accomplish this is having the ability to contact someone at anytime on their mobile device.  A method to convey emotion has been identified as an additional need to enhance the experience on mobile devices.  By using already existing standards, it is possible to convey an emotion through forms of non verbal communication.  Another mechanism is needed in order to achieve emotional responses over this non-verbal communication service if a user wishes.  An intelligent solution should be optimized to leverage the strengths of the emotional transfer communication service. 

 

SOLUTION

Allow a users current mood be set on a local device then allowing this mood to be transmitted to a remote device so the remote user will know the current mood of another remote user. This would be a parameter transmitted when a user originates any kind of call, message, IM, two way communications, walkie talkie functionality or the like. This would include the phone taking dynamic action by changing color based on a remote user's mood input.

If the local user sets his current mood on the device, the local device mood color may be interrupted and changed or multiplied by the remote users mood color overriding the local device mood color to notify the user of the mood the remote user is in. This could be a temporary effect before fading or returning to the local user's selected mood color after a determined time period.

This would be used to give the remote user the latest information on the other persons mood with every communication received by that person.

Without changing the messaging standard we are able to use the following fields, defined as optional, in the SMS specification can be used to support such functionality.

TP UDHI: User data header indicator. 1 bit field indicating presence (set to 1) or absence (set to 0) of a user data header

TP-UD: User data...