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System, Method and Program to Adjust Presentations using Multiple Input Factors Disclosure Number: IPCOM000241371D
Publication Date: 2015-Apr-21
Document File: 3 page(s) / 61K

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Disclosed is a modification to a computer program product that is used for presentation purposes to dynamically alter the contents of the display based on remaining time for the presentation, priority of different parts of the presentation, and estimates of time to cover the remaining content based on estimates, current presentation rate, and historical information.

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System, Method and Program to Adjust Presentations using Multiple Input Factors

When an allotted time for a presentation is in effect, the presenter can run ahead or behind schedule. A method is needed to assist a presenter in identifying whether the presentation is proceeding at the correct pace while covering the material, and then assist the presenter in altering the presentation to meet the time parameters.

The novel contribution comprises a system, method, and program to tag presentation content and enable dynamic modification of the presentation. The tags include a priority for each piece of content. The presentation software uses the tags to adjust which content to display to the audience when estimating remaining time. When time is running short, parts of a page or the entire page can be removed from the presentation
(i.e. hidden). When extra time is available, the program can include supplemental information. On a secondary device, the presenter can see an overview of the entire presentation, with sections of the presentation displaying with a different background that can be automatically removed from or added to the presentation. This allows the presenter to modify the pace of the presentation based on the content that needs to be covered.

The system considers multiple pieces of information when determining the expected remaining time. The system tracks the average time per page and stores it with the presentation, by presenter, and then uses that information to estimate the time needed for the remaining content. The system also determines the accuracy of the original estimates and alters the time estimates for the remaining sections of the presentation. For example, if the presenter is averaging 10% extra time per page, then the presentation software adds 10% of the expected time each of the remaining pages.

The system also accepts altering the remaining time based on a single or audience response (i.e. crowd-sourced) vote, allowing changes to the presentation window based on audience interest. The system supplements the audience response information when the audience votes to continue to the presentation, but requests a break.

The presenter can assign a weight to each estimate to determine remaining estimates, as well as provide a high and low range estimate to demonstrate opportunities to modify the pace.

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