Looks, Looks, and Looks… When it comes to smartphones, the mobile’s UX/UI is the first element that makes an everlasting impression. That means the look and feel of a smartphone should be beyond the user’s imagination. Too much pressure, isn’t it? Like fashion trends, UX/UI mobile design trends have become the talk of the town. But as the world constantly changes, these trends also continuously evolve. Be the trends such as DIY tooling or minimalization or using creative geometric structures or providing trendy icon packs, UI/UX elements should do their best to engage the users. In this blog, we present to you the top 10 UX/UI trends that will touch the user’s heart and create a place in their lives.
1. Dark themes
Trends will come and go, but the dark theme is something that will never cease to amaze the users. Over the past few years, this UI trend has become widely popular. The reason why it is so famous and still will continue to trend is simple. Dark themes are elegant, save energy, reduce the strain on the eyes, and they come with a few more perks.
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A crystalline glass frosting like effect, light border, and pastel or vivid color – sounds dreamy, right? This UI trend has in no time become a household name owing to the posh looks. One of the shining highlights of Glassmorphism is, it improves the user experience and keeps the audience involved because of its luminous yet minimalistic appearance. With that, it also provides a dynamic design language. This trend was first brought to life when Apple used the Glassmorphism design in iOS7. It was later used by the software giant - Microsoft. Soon after that Glassmorphism started gaining popularity. By the end of 2020, Apple again incorporated this design in its latest update for macOS Big Sur. Since then, there was no looking back. The main elements of this design are - subtle yet vivid backgrounds, gradients, 3D design, light border, and others. Do keep an eye on this trend, as it is here to stay for long.
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3. Augmented Reality/ Virtual Reality
It is no shame to accept that smartphones have become an inevitable part of our life. And in all fairness, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality designs are touted as the elements that have taken the mobile application UX/UI design to the next level. It is speculated that this industry’s market value might exceed over $50 bn by 2024. This gives the UX/UI designers all the more reasons to incorporate AR/VR elements in reality. VR and AR can convert dreams into reality. Now imagine the kind of offing it has for the UX/UI mobile designs.
4. Data security and privacy
Researchers estimate that there are currently more than 5.07 bn smartphone users. With that, owing to the pandemic and current lifestyle, people prefer working from home and most of the time via their mobiles. There are several confidential details shared through mobiles as well. When we see scams and frauds increase day by day, utmost importance and attention should be given to providing security and privacy to smartphone users.
5. Inclusive design
A study conducted by The World Report on Disability says over 15 per cent of the world’s population has special needs. There should be adequate global awareness of disability-inclusive. UI/UX designs should be created keeping in mind every disability. Tools like text enlargement, voice-over tools, content personalization, and others can play a great role in spreading the essence of accessibility and inclusiveness. Technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning can surely lend a helping hand to do so.
6. 3D Animation
It's rightly said that animation isn’t the illusion of life, it is life. The importance that animation holds in a UI design is beyond explanation. To bring something to life itself is the greatest thing on earth, and to do that to withhold the user’s attention is a big task. 3D animation has been successful enough to woo customers and this is precisely why it is widely used by UX/UI designers. This element helps in making the UI interactive, gives something to look forward to during the wait time, brings the product to life, and makes the whole experience a lot intuitive. Animations cannot be lengthy or else it makes the experience a lot laggard. It should last somewhere between 100-500 milliseconds. The most preferred time by the designers is around 300 milliseconds.
Not many know the kind of impact good typography has on the user. Several elements play a big role in making the user experience and interface extraordinary, and typography is one thing that can make or break your product’s image. It surely forms an instant connection, helps the user read and understand better, and most importantly makes the user feel good and sets a good tone for your product. The fonts should be big, bold, simple yet elegant, and responsive. This is one element that the designers should definitely focus on for years to come.
8. Neumorphism design
The name is catchy, the design is spell-bounding, and although new, the Neumorphism design is certainly creating waves in this industry. The shadows and textures that it brings in a design are what makes it so popular amongst UI designers. This design draws inspiration from both skeuomorphism and flat design. The palates it uses is subtle and a mix of monochromatic colors, which gives the product a subtle yet sophisticated finish. It started gaining traction in 2019, and in the coming year, this UI element will surely paint the city red with its features.
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9. Complex Gradient
For most of the years 2020 and 2021, gradient design with its vibrant and creative backgrounds made its way to people’s hearts. Its appearance is quite soothing and instantly grabs the users attention. This UI element can uplift the user’s mood in no time. Bold and pastel colors work charming well and cater to a large audience.
10. Enhanced personalization
In today’s world, personalization and customization have become the key to success. It aids in adding a personal touch and humanizing the total experience. Studies suggest that 75 per cent of business leaders feel that personalization helps create a bigger experience for the users. Technologies like AI and ML will surely take this element to the next level.
Sure there are several trends that the developers have to keep an eye on, however, the most important fact is the developer needs to stay abreast with the latest development in this industry. After all, we are here to serve the customers, and we should provide them with nothing but the best. At App Scoop, we are always up to date with the latest trends and our charismatic developers make use of all the crucial UX/UI to make the user’s experience worthwhile. To know more, contact: https://www.app-scoop.com/contact-us.html