[Gesture] Volume control using gestures #PMChallenge

  1. Sandeshpatkar
    Cupcake Feb 10, 2019

    Sandeshpatkar , Feb 10, 2019 :
    #PM Challenge

    Who are the users?
    People who listen to music, podcast, audiobooks on their phones. Basically, anything audio.

    What is the proposed function?
    Volume control using gestures. When you are listening to something and the phone screen is off, swipe vertically on either side (user can choose which side: bottom left or right) of the screen to adjust volume.

    What is the user value?
    Right now, when a user has to change volume, he can do it via the volume rocker. That requires the user to use all his fingers (thumb to +/- volume and other fingers to hold the phone).

    Another way to do it would be Settings > Sound > Adjust the volume

    With this feature, if user has phone besides him with screen up, he will have to use only 1 finger to adjust the volume. This is helpful when you are eating or in general when your hands are messy and want to minimize touching the phone for something as simple as volume control. Also, it will help in increasing the life of volume buttons.

    If there are existing comparable functions in the smartphone industry, how is your proposed feature superior?

    None. This will be the first one if implemented.

    Kindly check the diagrams provided. :)

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    Mods, please move it into the correct section. Thank you!

  2. YRJ
    Lollipop Feb 10, 2019

    YRJ , Feb 10, 2019 :
    Gestures are ment to make life easier and speed things up by removing certain steps.......
    The edge swipe to change volume is simply, so inconvenient!

  3. LegolasX
    Jelly Bean Feb 10, 2019

  4. PRDR
    Cupcake Feb 14, 2019

    PRDR , Feb 14, 2019 :
    I think gestures to adjust volume is a wonderful idea!
    (Whichever way they end up being implemented).

    They would make my life a lot easier, at least.

    And, like any other gestures, if someone does not want them, well, it is as easy as not turning them on.

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