Firefox 4 Home Tab Concept
I just submitted an entry for the Mozilla Labs Design Challenge Winter ’09. It deals with the new home tab in Firefox 4. The home tab will replace the home button as a persistently open tab that shows a Firefox-hosted start page.
The challenge from Mozilla Labs was to design what would go in this new tab. Whereas most of the other entries focused on complicated metrics and cramming a ton of already existing browser features into the tab, I took a much simpler route in my design.
In my concept, each browser window is treated like a task that you can name, organize, and switch between via the home tab. You can think of tabs as sub-tasks or just things that help you accomplish your main task. Now beginning users, who typically stick to just one window or tab, can do more than one thing at a time while heavy multitaskers can stay organized instead of drowning in many windows & tabs.