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System to Enable Perferred Content Format Based on Dynamic User Context

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000241824D
Publication Date: 2015-Jun-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 79K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a system to automatically predict a user's preferred content format and then accordingly render the website contents to the user's desired format. The system determines a user's preferred content format based on said user's device, location, movement, and scheduling information.

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System to Enable Perferred Content Format Based on Dynamic User Context

Depending on the number and types of computer-based activities in which a user is currently engaged, the user might prefer a certain format for content to other content formats. The user might want to multitask or easily switch between content. Content formats can include text, video, voice, etc. that are accessed through a variety of computer devices (personal computer, laptop, smart phone, etc.).

This disclosure proposes a system to automatically predict a user's preferred content format and then accordingly render the website contents to the user's desired format, allowing the user to quickly locate desired contents in the desired format.

The core novel idea is to determine a user's preferred content format based on said user's device, location, movement, and scheduling information. The system then renders the target site's contents or other contents to match user's identified preferred content format. When applicable, the system automatically transfers content to the preferred format.

Following are the components and process for implementing the system in a preferred embodiment:

1. A contextual analysis module that analyzes the user's current contextual information, such as:

A. Devices being used

    B. Current location
C. Movement; if user is moving, the speed and likely user behavior based on the speed
D. Scheduling information either from calendar or social media websites 2. A preference module that records the user's content format preference in various activities

A. The system can provide a default content format preference for various activities, for example (but not limited to):
i. driving as the activity: audio
ii.Walking as the activity: audio
iii. in a meeting: texts
iv. lunch alone: video first then audio

B. The system can allow the user to overwrite the default content format preference per each activity via the preference configuration module

3. A determination module that determines the user's p...