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Method and System for Creating a User-Specific Avatar based on Profile of the User

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000235587D
Publication Date: 2014-Mar-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 105K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for creating a user-specific avatar based on a profile of the user. The profile of the user is based on information provided by the user in a website and information aggregated from a browser used by the user. The user-specified avatar is represented by an icon composed of colors and patterns representing shopping interests of the user.

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Method and System for Creating a User-Specific Avatar based on Profile of the User

Disclosed is a method and system for creating a user-specific avatar based on a profile of the user. The profile of the user is based on information provided by the user in a website and information aggregated from a browser used by the user. The user-specified avatar is represented by an icon composed of colors and patterns representing shopping interests of the user.

In accordance with the method and system, a user logs into a website and is prompted to answer a few short questions about needs and preferences of the user.

Additionally, browsing history of the user is obtained from a browser used by the user. A profile is created for the user based on the answers of the questions and the

browsing history. In a scenario, if the user skips answering the questions, then the profile is created based on the browsing history of the user. Alternately, if there is no browsing history of the user, then the profile is created based on the questions answered by the user. The profile of the user is used to create a user-specific avatar describing specific shopping requirements of the user as illustrated in Fig. 1.

Figure 1

The user-specific avatar represents items in an online inventory of the website followed by a short description. The user-specified avatar for an item is based on tags a content provider associates with the item whenever a new content is uploaded on the website. Colors and...