UI/UX Trends to Expect in 2018

UI/UX Trends to Expect in 2018

19 January 2018

It’s that time of the year again to figure out what UI/UX trends will shape the year 2018. There is no doubt that the past year brought some astonishing major changes in the realm of web/app design, but what kind of trends are expected to bring changes in the upcoming year? In a nutshell, 2018 is expected to be more user-friendly than ever with smarter personalization and time-saving designs. This article covers the trends that will shape UI/UX design in 2018.

 

Incorporating Full Screen Videos

 

Over the past years, images succeeded in resulting a good user interface and it indeed grabbed the viewers’ attention. But what if these images could be replaced with videos? To be more specific, full screen videos? A few websites already integrated videos in their home pages and it achieved great results in engaging viewers. Nevertheless in 2018, designers are expected to include full screen videos on home pages and will thus result in making an impressive impact on the viewers.

 

Trend 1: Full screen videos.

 

The Usage of Bold Typography

 

In year 2018, you are expected to see bold and fancy fonts all over the internet. Such typographies are considered to be creative approaches that will aid in enhancing a website’s user interface. Since designers always aim for user-friendly designs, bold typographies will make it clearer and easier for the visitors to understand the concept of any website.

 

 

Trend 2: Usage of Bold Typography

 

Activation of Voice Interface

 

The next widely used feature of 2018 will be the voice interfaces. Voice interfaces will be there to simplify not just user interface but also the user experience. When typing is unlikely, voice activation interface will cover it up for the users. Instead of typing, users will simply use their voice to do all the needed work. Voice interface has already been there for a couple of years, but it is more likely that it will be incorporated in many websites and apps in 2018.

 

Trend 3: Voice search interface

 

Integrating Augmented Reality

 

Another great user experience feature that will shine brighter in 2018 is the usage of Augmented Reality. Augmented Reality is already being incorporated in many mobile apps but in 2018, it is expected to grow even more rapidly. Designers will likely come up with more creative and innovative ways to integrate AR specifically in mobile apps.

 

AR marker: Video use case

 

Did you know? Your website has only 5 seconds to grab visitors’ attention? Here’s what NDigitec UI/UX expert, Norayr Yesayan would do to grab visitors attention in just 5 seconds with just 5 simple rules.

 

  1. Don’t let your user think too much.
  2. Don’t distort your user unnecessarily.
  3. Think for your users not only as a visualizer.
  4. There is no border between good and bad colors. You need to come up with the exact colors meeting the company guideline.
  5. Always make it simple. If you are not sure the user will understand it, he probably will not!

 

Last but not least, the following tips and features are expected to be the basis of UI/UX components that will generally be used by most expert designers in the upcoming year. If you’re planning to stay ahead from your competitors, you will need to consider jumping on trends to succeed.

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