iOS Control Center, 2006 style
Back in 2006 I designed the Navi-Wheel concept for the acclaimed O2 Cocoon. In a time before touch screen, this appealing clamshell device had a 4-way rocker at the top of the keyboard. Pressing on the down rocker in the homescreen allowed the user to access a series of customisable shortcuts. These shortcuts led to frequently used features and settings such as camera and music player. Looking at iOS 7, Control Center does much the same thing. I've written before about how innovative O2 Branded Devices were at the time. We also had plans for Conversation View, where you can see the entire history of the messages sent and received on the one screen. Something that we take for granted today in messaging apps like Whatsapp. Wish we had consulted the patent lawyers at the time :)
I'm Frank Gaine. Strategist, Designer, Manager, Founder, Educator.