How might we implement “determining priority” feature on the lock screen?
With the aim to optimize the user’s accessibility, we sought the opportunity of the current notification interaction on the user’s lock screen.
As a result, we found redundant and overlapping interactions for opening the corresponding app, opening an expanded detail view, and removing as an opportunity space.
Rather than adding another interaction, we decided to substitute the “determining priority” feature with one of the redundant features to make sure it is intuitive and familiar to the users.
We pursued with B.Slide + Touch “opening the corresponding app” interaction to be substituted because it was the least used interaction from our user research and it could also avoid confusion with the most used interaction.
Explorations in implementing “Determining Priority” feature
Focusing on implementing the feature, we explored which components are necessary on the action tab to encourage the users to engage.
We decided to land on D. Word + Notification among five explorations, because it clearly signifies “prioritize” with the icon. Although B. is consistent with the other interaction feature, we found out that D. was more clear for users to approach to turn the feature on and off easily.
Wireframe & User Flow
New priority feature Breakdown
Users prioritizing notification
Lock Screen after taking an action on application
Read by users’ priority
Users read informations separately into two sections: up to three prioritized notifications and general notifications. This enables users to digest information from applications in their priority order, allowing users to understand and read information more easily.