Composite Calendar View (Meeting Schedule Aid)
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
This is a system to bypass some of the cumbersome and time-consuming activity involved when trying to arrange a meeting convenient for a group of people. The system is based on surrogate calendar keepers to provide the schedule information for all people involved in the meeting and a calendar display filter called Composite View. The Composite View shows a span of time divided into useful segments (hour, half-hour, 15 minutes, etc.), where each segment indicates whether it is free for the entire group. If there is one or more appointment (or information is not available from the surrogate calendar), a number indicates how many people are busy for that time segment. A function is provided (e.g.