To maximise screen real estate on our phones, we've replaced dedicated hardware and software buttons with simple gesture-based navigation.
People don't always have both hands free when using their phones. That's why we've ensured ours are easy to hold and support swiping gestures that lend themselves to use with one hand, even one finger.
Nokia N9's natural swipe gesture works from any edge of the screen and gives people a consistent way to move between their apps and the Home screen.
Jumping between apps becomes seamless with Nokia N9's 'Open Applications' view on the Home screen that puts recently accessed content at people's fingertips.
By color-coordinating apps across the different home screens, we've ensured people always know where they are. The cyan color for Messaging is repeated in the app icon, event feed, open applications thumbnail, and full app.
Active messages and events play a key role in the Nokia N9 UI. That's why we've made notifications accessible at any time, even from the lock screen.
The Home screen's events view streamlines the way people follow and manage their social media channels. Now they can create a customoloured view that delivers a combined feed for all incoming messages, notifications and posts.
The Nokia N9 UI lets people quickly scan the latest messages and updates from their favorite feeds without having to open several different apps.
By offering a choice of views ranging from simple to sophisticated (Events, Applications, Open Applications), we've given people three different views on their apps to help them find what they need, when they need it.
The Home screen in Nokia N9's UI serves as the cornerstone for all the experiences people will have with their phones. Its simple, flat UI ensures people can get 'home' with a quick swipe.