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User interface data visualization and framework for diabetes care

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000238307D
Publication Date: 2014-Aug-15
Document File: 19 page(s) / 35K

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Abstract

User interface design principles are the overarching themes used to define the vision of the user interface experience. For example, a balanced approach means that no individual component is more important that the overall system and each element should balance in terms of equalized tension and equilibrium. The design system also aims to achieve unity on at least two levels. First, creating a coherent experience for users on a multiple set of touch points. Second, unified in position, size, color, shape, or texture and through repetition and rhythm in device/platform, specific application and adaptation. Lastly, the interface should provide a calm experience, using only the most vital elements to provide the most crucial information.

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USER INTERFACE DATA VISUALIZATION

 AND FRAMEWORK FOR DIABETES CARE

FIELD

[0001]         The present disclosure relates to system design guidelines for user interfaces implemented across different computing platforms.

BACKGROUND

[0002]         An innovative user experience and a coherently applied design system are key ingredients to success in a highly competitive environment, where distinct brand and interface attributes are increasingly found in features and functions.  For users living with and dealing with difficult situations, such as a chronic illness like diabetes, the user experience should also be designed to reassure and comfort users.  The interface should provide a calm experience, using only the most vital elements to provide the most crucial information, for example by highlighting positive efforts and drawing attention to problem areas.  Thus, it is desirable to create system design guidelines for user interfaces which guide and reassure users through a well-crafted and instructive experience across different computing platforms.  

[0003]         This section provides background information related to the present disclosure which is not necessarily prior art.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

[0004]         Example embodiments will now be described more fully with reference to the accompanying drawings.

[0005]         At a macro view, the user interface experience is defined through unique design themes.  The unique design themes include user interface design principles, user experience attributes and visual tone. 

[0006]         User interface design principles are the overarching themes used to define the vision of the user interface experience.  For example, a balanced approach means that no individual component is more important that the overall system and each element should balance in terms of equalized tension and equilibrium.  The design system also aims to achieve unity on at least two levels.  First, creating a coherent experience for users on a multiple set of touch points.  Second, unified in position, size, color, shape, or texture and through repetition and rhythm in device/platform, specific application and adaptation.  Lastly, the interface should provide a calm experience, using only the most vital elements to provide the most crucial information. 

[0007]         Functional and emotional attributes are used to describe the user interface experience.  Functional attributes have the aim of creating a system that is easy to understand, easy to learn and easy to use, emphasizing clarity and guidance, making a complex problem manageable.  Emotional attributes address the perceived emotional response to the UI experience, users are invited to reflect over their lifestyles and their data, through a filter of comfort and reassurance.

[0008]         The visual tone that is applied to a diabetes management product should be in line with UI attributes and principles that are given in this document; aiming for a coherently timeless look and feel.  The guideline leaves room for inte...