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1. (WO2009123917) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COLLABORATIVE DESIGN OF AN AVATAR OR OTHER GRAPHICAL STRUCTURE

Pub. No.:    WO/2009/123917    International Application No.:    PCT/US2009/038477
Publication Date: Oct 8, 2009 International Filing Date: Mar 27, 2009
IPC: G06F 17/50
G06Q 50/00
Applicants: MOTOROLA MOBILITY, INC.
LI, Renxiang
MENG, Jingjing
Inventors: LI, Renxiang
MENG, Jingjing
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COLLABORATIVE DESIGN OF AN AVATAR OR OTHER GRAPHICAL STRUCTURE
Abstract:
A method and apparatus for collaborative design of a graphical structure is by users (108) of a network (104). First, a description of the graphical structure is downloaded (202) from a network server (102) to client devices (106) of the users (108). User modifications of the graphical structure are then uploaded (208, 310) to the network server (102) from the client devices (106). The modifications from multiple users are aggregated (316) to produce an aggregated modification, which is then used to update (318) the graphical structure. A description of the modifications may be a text-based description, in which case it is mapped (314) to a numerical description of the modifications. Alternatively, the descriptions of the modifications may be numerical values. The modifications from a plurality of users (received during a specified time period) may be aggregated by calculating a statistical measure of numerical values corresponding to the modifications. The graphical structure may be an avatar, for example.