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Overt & Oblique Data Relationship GUI

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000172878D
Original Publication Date: 2008-Jul-17
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2008-Jul-17
Document File: 6 page(s) / 353K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The present invention shows a visual base solution on the issues of detecting data relationships by visually representing data and their interconnected relationships, either overt or oblique, that would be difficult to do in any standard tabled data model to date.

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Overt & Oblique Data Relationship GUI

Background: This invention was created to solve issues of multiple data source relationships and the ease of use to access those relationships while diminishing the focus on the repositories, which should be seamless to the end-user. While I was designing a web-based desktop GUI, I realized that we usually start with the object and not the client (person). This model works inside out and puts the client (user) at the center and the surrounding client-specific data as their atmosphere.

Solution: The present invention shows a visual base solution on the issues of detecting data relationships by visually representing data and their interconnected relationships, either overt or oblique, that would be difficult to do in any standard tabled data model to date.

Key Elements of Invention (for search purposes):

Click Reduction: Users could get to pertinent information with one data entry field, hovering, and one click.

Relationships: With the addition of a spinner, user could see both the overt and oblique relationships of different accounts to each other, and which ones are connected to each other functionally. (For insurance, each concentric circle could represent different policies (household, vehicles, life, etc.)

Multiple Views: Users can change Clients immediately from any screen. Tabs could separate unique Client data to view multiple Client data quickly (as in spouses/domestic partners to evaluate loan/insurance eligibility).

Global Changes: By clicking in the small center 'User' circle, Reps can make global changes (address, phone number, etc.) to all user accounts.

Application:
- System Admin health/monitoring for different repositories and their relationships to each other and to data integrity contained therein
- Insurance industry to quickly view household/car/life insurance data at a glance
- Banking industry to evaluate loan/credit eligibility
- Consumer utility for budgeting and cash inflow and outgo
- Time efficiency (consumer or business) to monitor workload and where time is being utilized

How it works: This model represents merely base functionality of one possible application (of many) for this invention.

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Banking:

- End-user types in client's last name and is presented with a dynamically changing drop-down box of matches.
- User chooses the correct name and is automatically brought to the next screen u...