Intuitive gesture-based graphical user interface

  • US 5,745,116 A
  • Filed: 09/09/1996
  • Issued: 04/28/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/09/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for providing a microprocessor-controlled intuitive gesture-based graphical user interface for an electronic device having a screen comprising the steps of:

  • A) displaying a screen object on the screen;

    B) receiving a user input corresponding to a selection of the screen object and evaluating the user input as either corresponding to a manual selection or corresponding to a gesture selection;

    C) if the user input corresponds to a manual selection, performing the steps of;

    1) automatically presenting on the screen a directional palette, the directional palette having at least one palette button, each at least one palette button each having a unique compass direction and a unique function identifier; and

    2) receiving a next user input corresponding to a selection of the at least one palette button; and

    D) if the user input corresponds to a gesture selection, performing the steps of;

    1) providing a user feedback acknowledging the gesture selection;

    2) determining if the user input is a function call;

    3) if the user input is a function call, performing a function; and

    4) if the user input is not a function call, returning to the step of automatically presenting on the screen a directional palette (step C)

         1)).

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