iPhone status screen mock-up
I love my iPhone but the fact that I have to click a button and then slide to unlock everytime I want to see if I have any messages, appointments and/or missed calls drives me nuts! Blackberries have included new message indicators on the keyboard unlock screen for years. Why can’t my fancy iPhone do the same thing? I mocked-up this simple example to show how this might work. All I’d have to do is click the home or sleep/wake button and the slide to unlock screen would pop up with an overlay showing me unread message counts and a snippet of each message. Obviously, if there were no new messages in a particular category that icon would not be displayed. Come on Apple, this is such a simple feature that would greatly improve the usability of the iPhone!
As the former VP of Design for the largest iPod & iPhone accessory brand you’d think Apple might value this sort of input. They don’t.
PS: I’m looking for a job so be sure to check out my resume if you’re interested :-)