System and method for focused navigation using option type filters

  • US 7,752,564 B2
  • Filed: 01/20/2009
  • Issued: 07/06/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/29/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for navigating options within a user interface, comprising:

  • providing a first set of cards, each card graphically representing a single available option from one of a plurality of option types;

    providing a user interface including a focus area intersected by a first axis;

    displaying a set of cards representing filters along the first axis, each filter corresponding to a respective one of the plurality of option types;

    receiving a selection of a filter in response to a user scrolling the set of filter cards along the first axis to align a corresponding filter card with the focus area;

    filtering the first set of cards according to the selected filter to produce a second set of cards, the second set of cards only including cards representing the type of option corresponding to the selected filter;

    displaying at least a subset of the second set of cards along a second axis that is perpendicular to the first axis, one card being displayable within the focus area;

    receiving a selection of a second filter in response to a user scrolling the set of filter cards along the first axis to align a second corresponding filter card with the focus area;

    filtering the first set of cards to produce a third set of cards, wherein each of the cards in the third set differs in type from each of the cards in the second set; and

    displaying at least a subset of the third set of cards along the second axis.

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