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WEB APPLICATION UI CONSOLE: A FLOATING BROWSER CONSOLE WINDOW FOR WEB APPLICATION USER INTERFACE AUGMENTATION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000235442D
Publication Date: 2014-Feb-27
Document File: 4 page(s) / 134K

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Danish Chopra: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A User Interface (UI) Console is provided in which, an in-browser floating console window is included for web application user interface augmentation with each command tied to one of the many UI actions and workflows that are otherwise tedious and time consuming for the user. The UI Console can automatically do UI tasks that involve a workflow for the user without the user having to be concerned with the UI changes and implementation details.

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 WEB APPLICATION UI CONSOLE: A FLOATING BROWSER CONSOLE WINDOW FOR WEB APPLICATION USER INTERFACE AUGMENTATION

AUTHORS:

  Danish Chopra Ravi Shankar Sukuru Hemant Patel

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.

ABSTRACT

    A User Interface (UI) Console is provided in which, an in-browser floating console window is included for web application user interface augmentation with each command tied to one of the many UI actions and workflows that are otherwise tedious and time consuming for the user. The UI Console can automatically do UI tasks that involve a workflow for the user without the user having to be concerned with the UI changes and implementation details.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

    Almost every user has certain specific things in mind when he goes to a web page. For example, an administrator would go to admin page to manage users, roles or change some configuration. In order to perform the specific task, the user is required to follow a sequence of steps, such as ordered number of clicks, inside the web application. As an example, to edit a specific item inside a table inside a tab inside a specific web page, the user needs to do 4 clicks and perhaps scrolling, and he needs to remember the workflow. These tasks become tedious if the workflow has too many levels of clicks and scrolling and even more tedious if the User Interface (UI) changes and he would have to learn the new sequence of steps to perform the same task.

    But such tasks that involve a workflow inside a web application could be easily done using a command inside a floating UI Console window. For example, the command 'edit item 1' would automatically take the user to a specific table with item 1 preselected for editing. The concept of using simple intuitive commands can help a user do complex UI operations automatically. Such console commands are tied to some actions inside the

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web application and each web application can have its own set of commands tied with their own workflows behind them.

See FIG. 1 below for a general example.

FIG. 1

The following are some example use cases of the UI Console.

Example 1: Assume there are 100 Blueprints being shown in a table inside a web

page with navigation level "Home->Blueprints->Browse" and it is desirable to edit the Name of blueprint with name "blueprint 1". In an ideal case, the following workflow would occur:


a. Go to Home page and select Browse Blueprints.

    b. In the Blueprints Browser page, search for the Blueprint with name "blueprint 1" by scrolling down until reaching the desired blueprint or use a filter on the table, if available.

    c. Select the blueprint in the table, click edit and go to name's textbox, then edit the text inside it. Finally click save, and finally close the prope...