Devices such as smartphones include many input and output components located in different parts of the device. When the device is used for particular purposes, such as capturing images, recording audio, etc., issues such as misalignment between the view on the display and the actual object (due to mismatch of camera location and device location), muffled audio in the recording (due to obstructed microphone), etc. can arise. Such issues can be difficult to detect and fix because users are typically unaware of the locations of these various input and output components. This disclosure describes techniques to automatically detect inadvertent issues with input and/or output and to alert the user via audio and/or visual cues to take mitigating action. The cues can indicate the location of the component and the action to be performed.
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Sedouram, Ramprasad and Teja, Dharma, "Providing Cues Indicating Device Component Location for Improved User Experience", Technical Disclosure Commons, (February 21, 2023)