The Thumb Zone for iPhone X

over 2 years ago from Thuy Gia Nguyen, Senior App Designer at FINN.no

  • Jonathan ShariatJonathan Shariat, over 2 years ago

    I'm so glad apps are FINALLY starting to catch on. I remember seeing these heatmaps years ago and it seemed so straightforward to move the nav to the bottom. Instead, we were using patterns from desktop and putting it all on top.

    One thing I still don't get is why we still put symmetrical nav patterns. I like Google's FAB but its still in an "ow" zone. Much of the bottom nav is also in a medium pain zone.

    pain map over gmail material design interface

    I think what we need is more asymmetrical UI patterns that are truly ergonomic.

    The biggest difficulty is not knowing if your user is right or left handed. You could ask but I also wonder if you could guess or detect L or R handed use. (Maybe by measuring touch-hit on targets)

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    • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, over 2 years ago

      The biggest difficulty is not knowing if your user is right or left handed

      this is a good idea, floating action button is always a pain. google pixel's "active edge" could probably be rigged to detect handedness. someone do that, pls. thx.

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