Gear Lock Screen - UX+UI

An idea for an Android lock screen


As an Android user, one of my favorite things is different and unique lock screens.

I decided to create a cool and easy to use lock screen.

Most people use their thumb to navigate a mobile device, except for gestures that require two fingers. While using my thumb, it reminded me of a manual hand gear for cars and it gave me an idea to design a screen like this.








By looking at a number of hand gears for cars I was able to produce some templates.

After designing a few wireframes I checked if my thumb actually moved comfortably on the gear, and does the car gear experience come through.