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Dynamic visual content adjustments based on prioritization of areas

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243853D
Publication Date: 2015-Oct-22
Document File: 5 page(s) / 202K

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Abstract

Article describes solution to problem of visual content that becomes hidden or does not fit into visible area anymore by appropriately defining important areas within visual content. Then the supervisor of displaying the content (it can be Operating System on electronic device, it can be a web browser, it can be any e-book/e-magazine/e-… reader or it can be a functionality of the particular web portal etc) checks if our visual content is fully visible or not. In case the visual content becomes hidden (by any other visual content e.g. different window), the supervisor checks if our important areas are still visible or not. In case they are not visible the supervisor adjusts the visual content this way that user still sees important areas. It is done based on two mechanisms – changing the position of important areas and scale them to fit smaller visible space. We can distinguish two phases: preparation phase and execution phase.

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Dynamic visual content adjustments based on prioritization of areas

On any kind of electronic document such as article, web page, advertisement, electronic book, etc. (named e-doc hereafter) we see different important visual elements e.g. photos, graphics, logos, titles, etc. We will call such elements as visual content hereafter. The problem appears when we want to resize the e-doc and visual content does not fit into visible area anymore. Similar problem happens when e-doc is partially hidden by other object such as application window, message pop-up, additional e-doc, etc. In such situation the content of visual element might be covered so the user

will not see it anymore. Our idea solves this problem by adding intelligent dynamic to said visual content.

Our idea solves the problem by appropriately defining important areas within visual content. Then the supervisor of displaying the content (it can be Operating System on electronic device, it can be a web browser, it can be any e-book/e-magazine/e-… reader or it can be a functionality of the particular web portal etc) checks if our visual content is fully visible or not. In case the visual content becomes hidden (by any other visual content e.g. different window), the supervisor checks if our important areas are still visible or not. In case they are not visible the supervisor adjusts the visual content this way that user still sees important areas. It is done based on two mechanisms - changing the position of important areas and scale them to fit smaller visible space. We can distinguish two phases: preparation phase and execution phase.


1. Preparation phase


What we do is first to provide come configuration to visual content, called hereafter VC:

We define the important area or areas within VC, we will call them hereafter as important visual areas or IVAs in short. This task can be manual or automatic if e.g.

we want to define IVAs as people faces or products' logos.

We assign importance weights between MIN and MAX values e.g. 1 and 1000000 (1 the least important IVA and 1000000 the most important IVA) to the IVAs unless we

want to have default = MAX = 1000000 assignment to every IVA.

We assign adjustment threshold parameter to each area unless we want to have default assignment of 100%. (This parameter will indicates how much of particular IVA must be visible before dynamic adjustment will take place. In other words if adjustment threshold parameter is set to 80% and at least 80% of IVA is still in visible space, we treat that IVA as acceptable visible.)

We assign adjustment readability parameter to VC unless we want to have default assignment...