Method for Providing Visual Delay Indicators Based on Historical Data
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jul-09
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jul-09
Computer users are conditioned to expect quick response times from clicking buttons or hyperlinks in a web browser. When they don't receive these quick responses they are often disatisfied with the user interface, or worse, suspect that the interface is stalled or malfunctioning. This often causes the user to attempt a better response by resubmitting/refreshing the page. This can lead to instability in the backend application and cause the user to drive unintentional actions. Web applications are prone to this type of problem due to the nature of the request/response cycle.