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Implementing a Mobile Navigation Menu with a Thumb Zone Friendly User Experience (UX) is the MOST CRITICAL AND DIFFICULT area to master.

Josh Clarke's research on How We Hold Our Gadgets shows that the Smartphone screen THUMB ZONE Area Changes depending on:

✅ The size of your hand.

✅ The size of your Smartphone screen.

✅ Which hand is being used to hold the device using just ONE HAND.

Why use a Mobile Navigation Menu designed with a THUMB ZONE Friendly User Experience?

✅ In 2012, large screen Smartphone devices (Phablets) with screen sizes of 5.5 to 7 inches, accounted for just 1 percent of global shipments.

✅ By 2019, Phablets are poised to overtake Smartphone devices with screen sizes less than 5.5 inches.

✅ Most websites place the Mobile Navigation Menu on the TOP LEFT or TOP RIGHT of the Smartphone screen.

✅ As the Smartphone screen size increases, if the Navigation Menu is positioned on the top of the screen, it will not be reachable when holding your Smartphone with just ONE HAND!

✅ Website designers and developers can identify their OPTIMAL THUMB ZONE area on large screen Smartphone and, implement a Mobile Navigation Menu that exploits a Thumb Friendly Mobile User Experience(UX)!

Follow these instructions to DRAW your Personal THUMB ZONE area on your Smartphone screen

Recommend that you view the instructions on a device other than your Smartphone

✅ Click here to open the www.awwapp.com website on your Smartphone.
✅ Click on the Start drawing Green Button.
✅ Click on ✎ Pencil Button located on the top left side of the screen.
✅ The Drawing Menu will appear on the left side of the screen. Click on the ✏ Pencil symbol that appears halfway down the screen.
✅ Use your RIGHT HAND to COMFORTABLY HOLD your Smartphone with ONE HAND.
✅ Using just your RIGHT THUMB, draw and ARC from the top right hand side of the screen down to bottom section of the screen.
✅ This is your personal Smartphone THUMB ZONE area for you Right Hand.
✅ Now use your LEFT HAND to COMFORTABLY HOLD your Smartphone with ONE HAND.
✅ Using just your LEFT THUMB, draw and ARC from the Bottom of the screen up to the TOP LEFT area of the screen.
✅ The drawing that you are seeing on the screen is your LEFT HAND and RIGHT HAND Personal THUMB ZONE areas.

👍 The overlapping area in the bottom middle section of your screen is your Optimal THUMB ZONE on your Smartphone screen! This is your OPTIMAL THUMB ZONE Area on your Smartphone screen

👍 This is why the Navigation Menu of this website is positioned at the Bottom of the Screen and uses the same User Experience (UX) on DIFFERENT SCREEN SIZE devices. Example of an Ambidextrous Mobile Navigation Menu that delivers the same User Experience (UX) on ANY SIZE screen device Example of an Ambidextrous Mobile Navigation Menu that delivers the same User Experience (UX) on ANY SIZE screen device

👍 The Navigation Menu categories and web page links are CENTERED and provide OPTIMAL THUMB ZONE Access to both the LEFT and RIGHT hand THUMB FINGERS. An Ambidextrous Mobile Navigation Menu designed for OPTIMAL THUMB ZONE Access on ANY SIZE Smartphone screen

Website designers and developers CANNOT CONTROL the size of your hand, your Smartphone screen size and, how you hold your Smartphone

👍 Website designers and developers CAN ONLY design and implement a Mobile Navigation Menu with a THUMB ZONE Friendly Mobile User Experience (UX)!

How does a Mobile Navigation Menu with a THUMB ZONE Friendly User Experience (UX) compare to Menus that are positioned on the top of the screen?

👍 Encourage you to explore the User Experience (UX) used in this Mobile Navigation Menu and ask yourself these questions:

❓ On a daily basis, what percentage of time do you hold your Smartphone using just ONE HAND.

❓ How does the User Experience (UX) of this Mobile Navigation Menu compare to other Menus that are positioned on the top of the screen.

❓ Does your THUMB have a COMFORTABLE RANGE OF MOTION when you click on the Navigation Menu Categories and web page links.

❓ Do you beleive that a Mobile Navigation Menu with a Thumb Zone Friendly User Experience (UX) can be a valuable feature to your website.

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