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A graphical user interface in which object thumbnails are rendered on a simulated three-dimensional surface which (i) exploits spatial memory and (ii) allows more objects to be rendered on a given screen. The objects may be moved, continuously, on the surface with a two-dimensional input device.

Title
Methods, apparatus and data structures for providing a user interface, which exploits spatial memory in three-dimensions, to objects and which provides spatialized audio
Application Number
9/152492
Publication Number
6054989
Application Date
September 14, 1998
Publication Date
April 25, 2000
Inventor
Maarten Roderik Van Dantzich
Seattle
WA, US
David D Thiel
Redmond
WA, US
George G Robertson
Seattle
WA, US
Agent
Michaelson & Wallace
Agent
Peter L Michaelson
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G03B 13/00
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