January 26, 2017
The demand for smooth accessibility is increasing amongst Web users and the services capable of creating seamless and simplistic experiences are gaining popularity.
The following UX design trends are going to rule the world of website designing in 2017:
Skeuomorphic Parallax Card-Based Designs
Web designing has shifted its focus to smaller screens since the reign of Smartphones began. This shift has increased the popularity of Card UI layout. You can visualize content in separate boxes with the help of this layout. In 2017, the versatile formatting of Card Layout will let you display larger content to viewers.
Material Design is capable of creating a realistic interface with the use of subtle shadows, gradients, transitions and colors. In 2017, you can use the skeuomorphic icons on beautiful and colorful backgrounds of material-design interfaces to create dynamic designs. You may also combine Card UI layout with skeumorphism. You can create responsive, personalized and functional designs for modern audiences through this combination.
Parallax – Scrolling
Today, websites are designed to display perfectly for different screen sizes of Smartphones. You will witness the rise of video-based content in 2017. The scrolling mechanism is supposed to control the actions of the content present within these videos. If you want to satisfy the needs of various Smartphone users, you will need to add dynamism to scrolling. The features of Parallax will let you add this feature.
You may use Parallax to create a differentiation between the movements of background and foreground. You may also use Parallax to add 3D effects to your content. This feature will let you create responsive websites with engaging and effective storytelling quality. Users will also enjoy easy navigation with the use of this feature.
In 2017, you will witness storytelling becoming more dynamic with the use of animations and gestures. Interactive designing popularity has risen exponentially since the birth of micro-interactions. The micro-interactions are small tasks that users perform on the website. Its interactive designing can be used to streamline your users’ experiences on your website. It’s intuitive and effortless designing will enable you to encourage users to interact with your site.
You may use HD images or hovering icons to entertain users during navigation or loading of the contents. You may also blend gestures with rich animations and create engaging interfaces. You can create an attractive information hierarchy with the use of gestures as a UX-practitioner. The gestures and micro-interactions will let you present users with delightful experiences.
Progressively Responsive with Acceleration
Responsive designing is expected to reach a new level in 2017. This designing is popular for its adaptability. It uses CSS and media queries while flexible grids adjust the looks and sizes of different websites as per the sizes of different screens. Google has been known to rank websites fitted with adaptable qualities higher than other websites. The implementation of responsive designing will undoubtedly increase in 2017 for this reason.
The increasing popularity of Smartphones has led many companies to design websites based on screen size. Progressive Web apps enable you to provide the best features of the Web in an app-like format. You can use the linkable, sharable and discoverable features of Progressive Web Apps to create an engaging mobile app-like experience for users.
Accelerated Mobile Pages will add further enhance the Web-surfing experience of Smartphone users. This project will let users open any website at the speed of light.
High-quality, authentic photographs will dominate the Web-world in 2017. You will witness a steep reduction in the demand of stock photographs due to lack of uniqueness. Even the original photographs will be sent to the backburner. The original videos will take the throne in 2017.
The videos easily catch your viewers’ attention by creating dynamic experiences. You can use the videos to narrate contents in an engaging format to the viewers. You may use the platforms of social media and live-streaming services to promote short videos with crispy contents for better understanding.
Vibrant Color Palette – Bold Typography
In 2017, the injection of vibrant colors and gradients will help you make a statement through your designing. The bright displays of Smartphones or Tabs are capable of instilling richness into any shade. The vivid colors and duotones will turn your creation into the center of attraction with additional assistance from these displays.
The bold and handcrafted types will pick up interest in 2017 while innovative typographies will let you dramatize the appearance of any website. These unique types will also add distinct personalities to your websites.
The Agile methodology of UX creates a prototype that is used to improve ideas, acquire suitable designs or find feasible solutions to problems with quicker feedback. In 2017, rapid prototyping will overthrow the normal prototyping in Agile UX. This faster version will include workflow changes, key functionalities and complex interactions. The rapid prototyping will allow technology through multiple iterations. This repetition process will fill gaps through a user’s journey found during the feedback. You need not write a single code to create and test an entire experience with the use of rapid prototyping tools.
In 2017, you will witness a rise in biometric and neuro-metric technologies for the collection of feedback. The EEG will replace the traditional methods of data collection and questionnaires will take a backseat. It can be used to study the emotions, thoughts, preferences and requirements of users. The GSR methodology will let you measure the intensity of emotions through the production of sweat. You may also create heat-maps through the tracking of eye movements in order to capture the feedback of users in real-time.
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