The problems of filling forms on a touch device is not new to any of us. When we started thinking about it – here are some of the questions we asked ourselves:
- We looked at the information that needs to be filled in; where is it coming from,
- How can we improve the input mechanisms, whether from the user, or from a database
- Existing workarounds that people tend to make
These set of questions became one invention idea – P6195-US Capturing media in context of a document.
At the other end of the spectrum, there were some of the questions:
- For some forms the current model of filling forms is closely tied to the printed paper format. What if that did not exist?
- And, navigation within the form: is it related to the document structure or the content type?
These two questions became 6195: Capturing media in context of a document.
UNIVERSAL PROBLEM COMMON IN BOTH CASES:
So lots of times we need to insert an image into a document, and most of the time, we break the flow of filling in the form, leave the app to take the photo, enhance it and then return. The workflow is cumbersome and the experience is broken. This is the problem which can be solved in two ways:
6195: Capturing media in context of a document
- Here’s a screen with a form open. The user can tap on the field to enter the capture mode – the live feed of the camera is displayed within the document.
- All the camera controls are available so enhancements can be made before the image is captured.
- It’s possible to take a video, or a burst at this time and then select the best image from there, all within the context of a document.
6602: Contextually embedding AR/VR objects in a responsive form
This is an exploration of a different model of form filling, to pivot the filling experience to make it more about the content not the format.
- In this case the user needs to fill in the form about a physical object, i.e. a car.
- In the form the relevant fields that need to be filled in are shown
- Once the AR experience begins, the user can see where the form fields are in the context of the object.
- At the end of the process the information is in the required fields, and also linked to the object.
DATE OF PROJECT: June 2016
TEAM: Shilpi Aggarwal, Saurabh Gupta