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Dynamic user Interface Update Method

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247001D
Publication Date: 2016-Jul-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 25K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a system that automatically detects the settings for language, keyboard, font sizes, and high contrast mode on a user’s personal digital assistant (PDA) and then sets the same configurations on the corresponding electronic kiosk device the user needs to access.

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Dynamic user Interface Update Method

People face foreign language challenges, such as navigating the city, when travelling to other countries for either business trips or tourism. Electronic kiosks (e.g., automated teller machines (ATMs), subway ticket purchasing systems, electronic audio guides, etc.) often support multiple languages; however, the user still needs to manually select the language settings in order to use the device. Another problem for tourists is that, during peak season, the user needs to wait in long lines to pick up an audio guide that has the user-preferred language installed. Neither situation is efficient.

The novel contribution is a system that automatically detects the settings for language, keyboard (as a secondary measurement to confirm user's preferred language), font sizes, and high contrast mode on the user's personal digital assistant (PDA) and then sets the same configurations on the corresponding electronic device the user needs to access. The system only accesses these limited data elements from the user's PDA, so security is not compromised. The system does not need to access the user's name, address, age, gender, or race information.

The system includes the following main components:


 A module that is configured to store a user preference data structure


 A Bluetooth* communication interface operable to gain access to the language settings on the user's PDA (e.g., smart phone)


 A processor that communicates between the memory and the Bluetooth communication interface, and is configured to gain access to the user preference data structure where it only retrieves the user's language preference settings and keyboard settings from the PDA

To implement the system in a preferred embodiment:

1. The system detects that the user that is in close proximity to the electronic kiosk device(s) to which the user needs access. The devices include the following but are not limited to:


A. ATM
B. Ticket counter (e.g., bus, subway, train, movie, etc.)
C. Airport check-in booth
D. Passport scanning booth at the border control
E. Supermarket self-checkout counter
F. Electronic audio tour guide

2. The system acce...