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Method and System for Providing Visual Aid for Touch Device Interactions

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237380D
Publication Date: 2014-Jun-16
Document File: 1 page(s) / 18K

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Andreas Rossbacher: INVENTOR

Abstract

A method and system for providing a visual aid to reveal one or more actionable items on a touch device user interface is disclosed. The method and system wiggles the one or more actionable items on the touch device so that the user can understand which items are actionable.

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Method and System for Providing Visual Aid for Touch Device Interactions

Abstract

A method and system for providing a visual aid to reveal one or more actionable items on a touch device user interface is disclosed.  The method and system wiggles the one or more actionable items on the touch device so that the user can understand which items are actionable.

Description

Disclosed is an intuitive method and system for educating one or more users regarding interacting with a touch device user interface.  In order determine one or more actionable items on a touch device user interface the user can perform one or more actions such as, but not limited to, shaking and bumping.  The method and system utilizes mobile components such as, but not limited to, accelerometer and gyroscope to determine the action performed by the user.  In response to the one or more actions performed by the user, the method and system provides a visual aid to reveal the one or more actionable items on the touch device user interface.  In an embodiment, the visual aid can be in the form of a wiggle.

In an embodiment, the one or more actionable items can be, but not limited to, sliding panes, menus and drag able items.

In an embodiment, the visual aid response is generated only on severe shaking or bumping the touch device so that normal operations of the touch device remain uninterrupted. 

Consider a scenario, where a user shakes his touch device severely.  In response to the user action, the method...