1. dhwanitsaxena
    Cupcake Feb 6, 2019

    dhwanitsaxena , Feb 6, 2019 :

    Feature Name: Organize my Home screen

    Who are the users?

    By nature, humans like to have things organized. But not everyone is willing to invest time however they appreciate when someone does it for them.

    First target user segment
    are those who share devices with their kids but don't want the kids to clutter the home of the device. Example, mothers of young kids / toddlers. They don't add their kids as additional users on their devices although the feature is available. This results in clutter and messy Home of the device which they have to either reorganize or live with it. And this happens on daily basis.

    Second segment of users are those not willing to organize and create logical group of Apps but often complain about the inferior experience while browsing through overwhelming list of Apps they have installed over a period of time.

    Third user segment is Elderly people who want their phone to be organize in such a way that it is easy for them to use without any cognitive overload. They often remove Apps from Home by mistake and later struggle to figure out where exactly it is gone. Their kids might install many Apps for them to enjoy and stay connected but the entire purpose diminishes with accidental "remove" from Home resulting bad experience.

    What is the proposed function?
    By nature, humans like to have things organized. But not everyone is willing to invest time however they appreciate when someone does it for them. This applies to modern devices such as phone as well. OxygenOS should have a feature which automatically organizes the phone by creating logical groups of Apps on the Home. This feature should be available on-demand. If the feature is enabled users will not be able perform certain actions on the Home such as grouping apps, create new groups, remove Apps from Home, remove group from Home, move Apps from one folder to another. Feature may allow users only to rename the groups.

    What is the user value?
    This will address the needs of all the users. Users will no more have to invest time in organizing the Apps. No more accidental removal of Apps from Home will happen. The device will offer a superior experience by providing a logical group that matches the mental model of users. Comparing it with iOS, this feature will be a substantial improvement in user experience for OxygenOS. Even the iPhone or Pure Android doesn't offer such experience.

    If there are existing comparable functions in the smartphone industry, how is your proposed feature superior?
    iOS and Android allows to create logical group of Apps manually. Users have to invest time in managing these groups. Also, if someone mess up with the device Home there is no single click that can undo and organize the device. This feature will offer seamless experience with just one click saving user time and getting the job done on behalf of users. It will surely elevate the mobile experience for others (competitors) to follow.

    How this feature can be build?
    All the Apps listed on Play Store are categorized by Type and Sub-type. The logical grouping of Apps at device Home can be based upon the "Type" and "Category" it belongs to as listed in the Google Play Store.

    There is a supporting research needed to understand the user mental model across geography to provide the generic naming convention and formation of logical groups.

    Refer to the attached wireframe for user flow, user interaction and feature.

    [​IMG] oneplus_organize_home_feature.png


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  2. Moin2200
    KitKat Feb 6, 2019

    Moin2200 , Feb 6, 2019 :
    Not really into the idea, but it was well presented so thumbs up.

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  3. dhwanitsaxena
    Cupcake Feb 6, 2019

    dhwanitsaxena , Feb 6, 2019 :
    Its a genuine requirement from many users, not for advanced users though. I encourage to have cross geography user research to back the feature with need score.