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Method for using curved device display for presenter feedback

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248624D
Publication Date: 2016-Dec-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 84K

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Method for using curved device display for presenter feedback

Mobile devices can currently be used as a source device for opening, running through and projecting a slide presentation (e.g. Powerpoint deck). This invention aims to address the following mobile device presentation problems in a single simple manner: presentation of information/feedback to the presenter, privacy of such feedback (hiding presentation notes from others), and maintaining presentation pace.

Whereas desktop or laptop devices often have a "presenter" mode, where presenter feedback such as notes and progress through the overall document can be displayed solely to the presenter on one display while the main projected display presents just the main slide material, a mobile device presentation does not typically allow this. Additionally, due to screen size and a typical all flat display, anything displayed to aid the presenter if the device is on a meeting table top can be visible to all.

The final problem addressed relates to time. Presenters can often run out of sync in their presentation as it relates to the total time allotment. I.E., if a meeting is set for 1 hr, the presenter may over talk, field questions, etc. and end up having to rush to finish in time or run out of time. The presenter must rely on separate inputs (clock, position in presentation) to calculate if they are on schedule or not.

With the advent of curved screen technology, a significant enough side display curve can be used to display additional information to a presenter while the main, flat part of the display fully shows the presentation. This has the advantage that the device can be sitting flat on a table (where the presenter can easily see the current slide in full detail, and use the main display area for navigating forward or back through the presentation). Presentations are usually in landscape so the device would be turned such exposing the curve side to the presenter. In such a situation, the curved area can then display additional, useful information privately to the presenter (e.g. slide notes). This solves both the "presentation mode" and privacy problems noted above.

For the actual content displayed, a mobile device can merge...