IBM wants to change the way we interact with email on mobile devices

ReadWriteWeb’s Dan Rowinski on IBM’s research into a new mobile user interface for business email users:

The first step is to help users triage (sort) email messages. So instead of the mobile email client opening straight to the inbox, IBM’s notion is to open it to a triage screen. It provides color-coded “badges” to help users determine what untriaged mail they have…

Once a user has determined new messages, the untriaged view of the inbox looks a lot like a normal mobile email client. A dot to the left of the message indicates how many people have received the message, with a full green circle for the user as the sole recipient, half a circle for a select few users and an empty circle for a large amount of users. New messages have a light blue background.