User experience (UX) is becoming a big thing for all businesses and brands, and imperative for those who provide digital products. By the digital world, we largely mean to say mobile apps and websites.User behavior is constantly changing, so does the user experience (UX). Improving the user experience of digital products is becoming a regular trend, and UX &UI designers are getting accustomed to the tune of the trends.
Today, the prime concern of all major brands is to provideseamless usability.They need appealing designs for sure, but at the same, there has to be something simple, unique, cool, and attention-snatching, which can propelthe constant growth of theirdigital products.
This post explores the most likely UI & UX design trends that can dominate the year 2020. The existing patterns will be in use; however they may go through the updates and modificationsfor the better user experience. Let’s go through the trends briefly.
- In-app Gestures:
With smartphones, the era of button-less begun. This paved way for UXD (User Experience Designers) to make in-app gestures, a kind of micro interactions with the factions and the space available. With buttons all around, the space looks too clumsy and hard to comprehend, thus, features like swipe right or left, double-tap, tap and like sort of features introduced for easy interaction while using the tablets and apps on mobile devices. If you go to Instagram, you would understand what is it to get indulged into smooth and friendly in-app gestures.
2. Face ID:
The boon of AI and DL is that now we can use our face for log-in activities on various applications, such as Facebook. Also, tagging people on various social sites has become a common practice owing to speech recognition technology (mainly data-driven AI algorithms). Face ID icon is now a regular practice in iPhones.
3. Motion – Video and Animation:
According to basic human psychology, we are more captivated by colours and actions than anything else.Thus, in a sense, in the digital world, video and animation work effortlessly. Also, people perceive more details from videos and animations over the hardcore content instructions or SOP. In UX design, subfields like micro designs and IxD are totally on the motion – be it short videos or animations.
4. Chatbots and Conversational Design:
Chatbotting and conversations are possible in the digital products owing to the rise of AI. The biggest boon of conversational elements in the interfaces is to nudge basic chores like submitting the query, data guidelines, asking questions, or in a broader sense, you kind of get started with the process.This trend is imperative in making the HCI more human and less robotic. People love when they feel the experience they are getting is personalized and giving them some importance.
5. Augmented Reality:
Also knowns as AR. People know it, but don’t know how to use it commonly like GUIs in smartphones. There has to be a device to leverage the power of AR. Well, UI and UX designs need to be compatible to feature AR for all. The rise of AR is hugely beneficial for e-commerce or online retailers. There users have the tool to amplify and augment the pictures to get more real sense of the product listed. In e-commerce, it is more than just pictures or product descriptions. If users can imagine it, they will buy it for sure.
Ever since the spring of digital products, UI and UX have been on the steep curve. The learning circle never looks full circle. Thus, trends keep coming. With more to come in the digital world, for sure, it is confirmed that nothing is going to be permanent – constant change is the key in UX and design thinking to solve the most critical issues with humble modesty.
It is just not the software developers or data scientists, even the UX and UI people are also striving hard for improving lifestyle and aiming to get done business goals for all. Kudos to UX design people.