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Method of adjusting touchable area of the icon/button based on user's habit

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244443D
Publication Date: 2015-Dec-13
Document File: 4 page(s) / 85K

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Abstract

This disclosure proposes a method to adjust touchable area of specific icon/button based on user's historical behavior.

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Touch screen devices are widely used in our life. Nowadays, all the application UI size are fixed. For fat finger users, the UI size may be not big enough. Sometimes, the UI size may be too big for one-hand operation. Users sometimes need to click several times to get the right operation. This really impacts user experience. Our disclosure proposes a method to adjust the touchable area of some specific icons/buttons based on users habit.

This disclosure proposes a method to adjust touchable area of specific icon/button based on user's historical behavior.

Advantages:

1. Keep the original layout design

2. Improve the clicking accuracy

3. The expanded touching area won't be limited by the icon shape

When user touches on the icon/button, there will be a tracker to keep the user's foot print. With this record, our method will find user's habit and expand the touchable area of the specific icon/button.

Take the following image for example. User A always click at the bottom-right of icon3. Sometimes user A needs to click twice or more to successfully launch the app of icon3.

Our method will help solve this issue by tracking user's touching position and then expand the touchable area of some icons/buttons. In this example, user A will increase the hit rate to the icon3 due to the expanded touc...