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System and method for carousel context switching

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System and method for carousel context switching


In a method and system for navigating content, a plurality of content panels are provided for display in a user interface region of a display area. User input corresponding to a direction of navigation within the first user interface is received. A first direction of navigation causes a movement in the plurality of content panels displayed in the user interface region. A second direction of navigation causes a transition from a first user interface region to a second user interface region, resulting in at least a portion of the first user interface region shifting out of the display area and at least a portion of the second user interface region shifting into the display area.

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Inventors: Jorge Fernando Reyna, Gilles Serge BianRosa, Olivier Chalouhi, Keith Ohlfs
USPTO Applicaton #: #20120311486 - Class: 715784 (USPTO) - 12/06/12 - Class 715 
Data Processing: Presentation Processing Of Document, Operator Interface Processing, And Screen Saver Display Processing > Operator Interface (e.g., Graphical User Interface) >On-screen Workspace Or Object >Window Or Viewpoint >Window Scrolling

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The Patent Description & Claims data below is from USPTO Patent Application 20120311486, System and method for carousel context switching.

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CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

This application is a continuation of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 13/149,561, filed May 31, 2011, and entitled “System and Method for Carousel Context Switching,” and is related to U.S. patent application Ser. No. 13/149,605, filed May 31, 2011, entitled “System and Method for Pivot Navigation of Content,” U.S. patent application Ser. No. 13/149,644, filed May 31, 2011, entitled “System and Method for Pyramidal Navigation,” and U.S. patent application Ser. No. 13/149,664, filed May 31, 2011, entitled “System and Method for Power Browsing of Content,” which applications are incorporated herein by reference in their entirety.

FIELD

Example embodiments of the present application generally relate to media content, and more specifically, to a system and method for efficient switching of contexts by which content is navigated.

BACKGROUND

Navigating among a vast sea of content is a particularly difficult and burdensome task for a user. Today\'s user interfaces and search engines offer some insights and approaches to navigating among content, but often these interfaces and search engines are designed to navigate among content in a rigid manner.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

The embodiments disclosed in the present disclosure are illustrated by way of example, and not by way of limitation, in the figures of the accompanying drawings. Like reference numerals refer to corresponding parts throughout the drawings.

FIG. 1 is a block diagram illustrating a network system having an architecture configured for exchanging data over a network, according to some embodiments.

FIG. 2 is a block diagram illustrating modules of an application, according to some embodiments.

FIG. 3 is a flow diagram illustrating an example method for efficient switching of contexts by which content is navigated, according to some embodiments.

FIG. 4 is a flow diagram illustrating an example method for pyramidal navigation of content, according to some embodiments.

FIG. 5 is a flow diagram illustrating an example method for power browsing of content, according to some embodiments.

FIG. 6 is a flow diagram illustrating an example method for pivot navigation of content, according to some embodiments.

FIG. 7 is a diagram of an example user interface for efficient switching of contexts by which content is navigated, according to some embodiments.

FIG. 8A is a diagram of an example user interface for pyramidal navigation of content, according to some embodiments.

FIG. 8B is a diagram of an example user interface for pyramidal navigation of content, according to some embodiments.

FIG. 8C is a diagram of an example user interface for pyramidal navigation of content, according to some embodiments.

FIG. 9 is a diagram of an example user interface for power browsing of content, according to some embodiments.

FIG. 10 shows a diagrammatic representation of a machine in the example form of a computer system.



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stats Patent Info
Application #
US 20120311486 A1
Publish Date
12/06/2012
Document #
13275176
File Date
10/17/2011
USPTO Class
715784
Other USPTO Classes
International Class
06F3/048
Drawings
13



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