Matt Birchler’s watchOS 6 Concept ➝

There’s some incredible work in this piece by my buddy Matt Birchler, but I particularly like this idea for the watchOS dock:

My proposal is to convert the dock to a grid system, at least on the Series 4 and newer models. The 44mm model especially has more room than ever, and those pixels could more effectively be used to show full previews of your recently used apps and let you get into them with bigger touch targets.

In my mockups, I was able to get 4 apps on screen at a time and still easily make out the contents of the app and tap into it with ease. The list should still scroll, of course, and your last 8-12 apps should show here.

This sounds like a fantastic idea and I hope the folks at Apple have come up with something similar for the next iteration of watchOS.