home screen is the top level UI of a smart mobile device that displays default applications and is usually customized by users to show a preferred arrangement of their favorite apps and bookmarks, with lower priority items being placed on additional "screens", that are accessed by swiping to the left.
Efficiency and directed use
mobile home screen icon layout can be used to both improve the efficiency of and shape your higher level desired usage of your mobile device, e.g.:
- functionally cluster your most used apps into folders on your "home bar"
Limit primary home screen apps to those that either help timeliness and productivity, or realtime urgency
- clock (for alarms), weather, transit/flight, payment
- map, settings, shazam
- fitness tracking, yoga class schedules
- meditation, fb events (for now)
Screen 2: indieweb sites, reading, calm consumption
Screen 3: stimulants/social: Instagram, FB private groups / approval queue, Music
Screen 4: occasional maintenance and other things
home page as your home screen
See: communication#Mockups for some layout design ideas.