I like how iOS has apps on the home screen. But keeping them arranged is a pain.
So why not have a setting where you can arrange the icons by different rules.
1. Most used, where apps are arranged based in how many times they are opened. After a certain number of times app moves up in place.
2. Categories, arrange apps by category. When user selects this, apps are arranged category wise.
3. Last opened, where apps are arranged based on when they are opened.
4. Last day opened where apps opened previous day are given prominence.
This can be implemented system wide.
if you don’t want to change too much.
Use the space below the search screen to show these apps. That space is left blank before you search. Putting these list apps there will make it quick and easy for users, to get to the apps they use more frequently quicker, without searching.
These are some of my ideas to change the app home screen without changing too much.
New users can use it how it’s now. Advance uses could change the settings to their liking.
The Telegraph has some picks from the Design Museum list. My favourites form it.
Colalife is a clever way to transport medicines into remote part of the world piggy backing on commercial products like coke cola. This is what design should always be, find a new and easy way to do things.
Mando Footloose a bike without a chain designed by Mark Sanders. Its electric bike that recharges when you peddle and that how you move.
Very clean and unique design, it can be folded up for easy storage. If all that wasn’t enough, it even works as an exercise bike inside the house and keeps charging while you exercise.
Dekho is a book on Design inspirations from India. Its Designed by and Indian firm called CoDesign. Its good to see such small design firms doing world accolade producing designs in India. More work by CoDesign can be found on their website, looks impressive work. This book can be purchased here…