The metaphor presents information about the benefit plan within the metaphor setting, and allows for the user to make decisions within the metaphor that affect the benefit plan outside of the metaphor.
The first object in the spatial orientation metaphor is presented.
The environment has a graphical representation of a storage based on a library metaphor.
Also included is apparatus for modifying the metaphor.
The metaphorical representations can be based upon, for example, a physical metaphor, a visual metaphor, an auditory metaphor, or a textual metaphor.
The invention uses a physical metaphor to represent the database and icons to represent selections.
Said 'distance of sound' has been found to be a useful metaphor to inform users about the urgency of a reminder.
The corresponding virtual magnet can be made to appear to be affixing the sheet of paper to the background, thereby reinforcing the refrigerator/magnet metaphor.
A magnification icon may incorporate the metaphor of an elongated magnifying bar that extends along a first dimension of a display screen.
The invention concerns a device enabling to use the stamp imprint metaphor and hand-written signature for a novel service in the field of authentication of documents.
The system is adapted to transplant the extracted video images into the environment in a manner that preserves the virtual metaphor thereof.
A first selection set of predefined organizational metaphors is presented and a selection of a first organizational metaphor from the first selection set is received.
The encoded physical medium is preferably chosen to provide intuitive meaning to the user, and is thus an improved metaphor for interfacing with the computer system.
In various embodiments, a card metaphor is established, in which each activity can be represented within an area of the screen referred to as a card.
Using a report/building block metaphor, the architecture provides the ability to tie footnotes to one or many fact data.
This presentation therefore hierarchically organizes the media set, and utilizes zoom operations as a "drill-down" metaphor within the hierarchy of the media set.
A user interface for querying and displaying records form a database employs a physical metaphor for the process of constructing queries and viewing results.