Fads are meant to fade. Trends make entry to exit. Being concerned with the similar fashion, it becomes gruesome to follow the hierarchy of elements that binds a rudimentary design. Since 2017 is on the tip, and web design industry is also ready with the key changes and updates to roll out in the successive year. Here is the list aggregating the User Interface UI design trends that will make the developers think twice before using. Take a sneak peek.
- ODD COLORS AND BOLD TYPOGRAPHY
This year we all have used and seen the domination of super rich and bold color tones brightening up the user interfaces, the penchant of these vibrant hues has even confirmed its effortless presence in the leading year, thereby, opening the gateways for more bright interfaces, vivid color palettes, duotones and bold gradients in UIs.
Additionally, Typography is accentuating the tones and styles of the websites by giving the websites a personality. Prediction reveals 2017 will pick up handcrafted types in designs.
- MOBILE-FIRST DESIGN
Although mobile-first or responsive design is something which has been around for a few years, what we predict to see over the coming year is an even bigger uptake of responsive with the backing of progressive web apps and accelerated web pages.
Note: Progressive Web Apps describe a collection of technologies, design concepts, and Web APIs that work in tandem to provide an app-like experience on the mobile web.
- BESPOKE ILLUSTRATIONS
Forget the days when one had to research stock imagery, videos, and icons to convey a product functionality or service explanation. Today customers and users seek authenticity and immaculateness from the brands they use.
Infographics, vertical scrolling, icons, animated elements, and bespoke illustrations, creative visuals which are playful and friendly enough can add an element of fun while maintaining the authenticity.
- VIDEO WILL RULE
A moving image immediately grabs the users’ attention, taking them across the brands constructed message and story. Video is a versatile medium that plays a role of conduit in story-telling, marketing and vlogging. Above all, there is no need to read, search, or scroll for the information with it. It is dynamic and engaging.
- RAPID PROTOTYPING
Rapid prototyping is the process of quickly mocking up the future state of a system, be it a website or application, and validating it with the client and broader team of users, stakeholders, web developers and UI designers. Adopting this method saves hours of work and rapidly and iteratively generates feedback in the process, improving the final design and reducing the need for changes during development.
So, basically you will see a shift from prototyping to rapid prototyping, thereby, eliminating any pressing setbacks in the project.
All in all, there will be hundreds of trends going in at this time in order to chase the clean web design movement of 2017. The proliferation of mobile and tablet devices whose screen sizes used to dictate simpler navigation and layout options will now be more simplified to deliver the subdued experience to the users.