Graphical user interface for 3-dimensional view of a data collection based on an attribute of the data

  • US 20050091596A1
  • Filed: 10/23/2003
  • Published: 04/28/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/23/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method for displaying a set of items on a graphical user interface according to a common attribute of each item of the set, wherein the attribute can be ordered, comprising:

  • determining an ordering interval of the set of items;

    dividing the set of items into a plurality of ordered groups based on the ordering interval and the attribute;

    determining a focal group from the plurality of ordered groups;

    displaying the focal group at a point of primary focus of the graphical user interface;

    displaying on the graphical user interface with less prominence than the focal group on a first side of the focal group, at least one group that precedes the focal group; and

    displaying on the graphical user interface with less prominence than the focal group on a second side of the focal group, at least one group that succeeds the focal group.

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