(slightly) unkommon

An article was recently published at Fast Company about maximizing smartphone usability by prioritizing apps via location on screen. While I agree with the general idea, the article goes into little detail. I think that I can add a thing or two.

This is my iPhone’s home screen.

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This is what it looks like when the apps that my right thumb can’t comfortably reach is hidden.

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In words, when my iPhone is rested in my right palm, and I rotate my thumb clockwise from bottom-to-top without stretching or scrunching, the above apps are the apps within reach.

And as a general rule, apps decrease in importance the higher they are. Here’s a more helpful graphic. (If you’re left handed, flip the below image vertically.)

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Green: First priority
Red: Second priority
Blue: Third priority
Yellow: Fourth priority
White: Fifth priority

Obviously not every iPhone user holds their iPhone the same way…

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