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System and method for Sketch based Bookmarking/Navigation in mobile applications

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000234755D
Publication Date: 2014-Feb-03
Document File: 8 page(s) / 901K

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Abstract

Many a times user don’t associate with the keys and Application menu with a larger options. Its becomes difficult to remember and the bad menu design misleads navigation which increases user’s frustration Create a technique where a user can create the set a sketch and save it and associate it with a particular section/ action of an application. In the following instances he may use the previously saved set of icons to navigate to a particular section / information or he can sketch it once more.

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System and method for Sketch based Bookmarking /Navigation in mobile applications

Motivation


In mobile applications the User Interface, Navigation, Information architecture and Interactions are generally assigned by specific Menu or Number key.

Many a times user don't associate with these keys and it provides them a additional cognitive load to navigate to the desired information .

The menu with a larger options its becomes difficult to remember and some time the bad menu design misleads navigation which increases user's frustration.

Similarly when a graphical user interface is added to Voice for a multimodal interactions its again becomes difficult to operate and remember the menu options because of the disassociation of the Graphical menu icons with the users - specifically with the GMU users.

Solution statement

There is a requirement of a flexible user interfaces in which User can customize the Icons navigations according to himself.

"Not all can read and write - But they can draw and Imagine"

A user can create the set and save of imagery while going through the application once. In the following instances he may also use the previously saved set of icons to navigate to a particular section.

A user is given freedom to think his own metaphor for a specific function and personalize the Interactions for the mobile applications.

Characteristics of strokes and way of rendering icons can add advantage to application where security is concerned etc. money mobile application

A user can also change the position of this imagery shortcut between the levels of menu

This is customizable yet text free UI.

Create a technique where a user can create the set a sketch and save it and

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associate it with a particular section/ action of an application. In the following instances he may use the previously saved set of icons to navigate to a particular section / information or he can sketch it once more.

Prior Art

Reference ..is about Shortcomings

Smart image and image bookmarking for an internet browser - US Patent 6,421,070 B1

Use special images with digital watermarks for bookmarking for an internet browser. user can use these images to retrieve URL on internet browser.


1. Doesn't talk about user specific pattern for bookmarking.

Using semantics and user participation to customize personalization (HP Laboratories Doc) with URL http://www.hpl.hp.co m/techreports/2008/ HPL-2008-197.pdf

Talks about built tools to do the conversion off line or in real time and a browser extension that uses book mark data to provide new, potentially interesting, information.

It talks about building tools by using bookmark data.Doesn't mention Dynamic or customize or user specific bookmarking.

Talks about help the user find the information item again, recall it when needed, and use it effectively in the next interaction with...