Browsing views

Browsing views provide lists or grids of content in popular categories for users to browse.

Browsing views should showcase tailored content, rather than broad categories that will be too large to browse easily while driving.

Tailored content might include content that is:

  • Frequently used – for example, playlists or channels
  • Preferred – for example, favorite artists
  • Timely – for example, recent songs
  • Curated – for example, “recommended for you”

Within each browsing view, content can be presented either as a grid or as a list. Indicators can be used to identify content that is explicit, new, or in progress.

Selecting a content item in a grid or list either opens up a view of lower-level items (such as songs on an album) or plays the item. Selecting a playable item opens up the playback view.

List and grid views

Content can be presented in a grid or a list view. Grid views are best when users rely primarily on images to make their selections. List views are best when users rely on reading text and viewing data to make their selections.

Side-by-side grid and list views of the same song list
Grid and list views of the same set of recently played songs

Content indicators

Content indicators can be used to identify content in the following categories:

  1. Explicit
  2. New
  3. In progress
List view of content with indicators
In this list view, “E” identifies explicit content, and filled and partially-empty circles represent new and in-progress content