With 2018 bringing in the latest to us in every aspect of technology, the UI & UX design is also evolving at speed. So, making a user’s experience more valuable and simpler is of great value. The competition is on high stakes with every company trying to be innovative and trying something new. There have been many mobile creations and web-based failures in the past year. It is now time to amend those flaws and miscalculations.
Here, we list out top 3 UI & UX trends of 2018
Top 3 UI Trends
- Grids No More
The most notable trend of this year is going borderless with designs. No more heavy borders in order to maintain smooth storytelling. Previously, designers relied of grid-based systems to create blueprints. But now, the edgeless screens have taken over.
In 2018, we will see more of fluid designs without any unyielding lines which will create a smooth flow of experience for the user.
2. Full-Screen Video Experience
Full screen video is taking over the UI market with a storm. What once was a huge no-go, is now the biggest thing in UI. User’s attitude has led to making full-screen videos now a thing. Way back, a full-screen video had a lot of interruption, especially when it came to the audio part. But all thanks to the rise of virtual and augmented reality, today’s users are more open to a captivating experience.
Just like everything else is getting larger in the UI trend, typography is nowhere behind. Texts formats are getting bigger so as to catch the eye of the user more quickly. This means less time is spent on searching and more time is spent on reading, which is a clear win for the UI. But, with the arrival of a trend such as the supersized texts, color contrast is no longer important. This leads to more experimentation with regards to text size and less color-play.
Top 3 UX Trends
- Design Features that are Time-Saving
Human beings have been proven to have an attention span of less than 8 seconds. So, with the new 2018 UX design feature this will curb friction and save time for its users. The solution is to find different ways to save time for its users without making the process worse. For example: having all instructions for the app usage on a single page.
2. Well-centered Content Experience
Surely, you can add plenty of things to make a product look great. But, concentrating on well-curated and easy accessibility to content will make a mobile or web product more appealing to its users. There is no harm in adding a fantastic interface and assortment of features to a product as long as the CX factor (Content experience) is not compromised in the whole process. However, keeping your design clutter free and having the attention focused over the product content is a good idea.
3. Personalized Experience for a User
A personalized experience in terms of apps and web products will continue to rise higher in 2018 and in the future. Paying close attention to things like transparency and security is the latest trend. The psychological component suggests that humans get emotionally attached to their apps and devices they use on regular basis. Consequently, they expect some level of human-like inclination. Regular monitoring will be involved to create personalized experiences for a particular product. For instance, Web and mobile application personalization may include:
- Age responsive ability that will help adjust colors and font size according to the user’s age.
- Login memory attribute that will help users quickly login to their application.
- Push notification features that will be timed to deliver to the users when they are most active to stimulate constant engagement.
It is certain that the UI & UX designing will improve further in order to make a user’s experience easier. Designers and developers should be able to adapt to the current trends and embrace them so as to succeed.