Latest UI/UX trends in app development
We all know the importance of UI/UX design for a unique user experience that will stand the test of time. Since trends come and go, better get familiar with the latest trends in mobile app development for 2019.
- Natural, organic shapes with unique illustrations
- Full background image
- Dynamic menus and functionalities
- Swiping is the new “click”
- More Space
1. Natural, organic shapes with unique illustrations
This new trend is becoming increasingly popular in tech app development especially if the subject is not interesting enough to be shown through regular images. This is a great way to communicate with the user and allow them to get immersed in a unique type of world, a world where everything is possible with striking expressionist shapes and a unique but very serious cartoon-ish scene that will guarantee guide the user through a journey of a lifetime.
2. Full Background image
You surely heard the expression: “A picture is worth more than a thousand words”. This next trend surely proves that people are still very much into visual content. This trend is getting very popular with tourism and gastronomy related mobile app development, simply because both industries are very much a visual concept. This type of design is made of one single photograph as a background and titles in the foreground which provides users with a full and memorable first impression.
3. Dynamic menus and functionalities
Menus can be very boring and discouraging, this is why this next trend will change the way we look at menus in mobile app development. This feature allows menus to react unexpectedly, with the help of animation and unusual transitions such as (change of colour, displacement, a pop up element, a swipe movement, an interactive element, etc) which will provide the user with a different experience than the standard one you’d expect in most mobile app menus.
4. Swiping is the new “click”
Swiping became the main chosen gesture for most functionalities in app development, but most recently it also took the functionality of the home button. Instead of the standard button, we have instead a flow of swiping transitions much more engaging to the human eye.
5. More Space
Space is a very underestimated issue in UI/UX design, which is why is part of the list as one of the most valuable latest trends. The use of space gives users a unique focus on specific items, which single handed points towards a specific area which could not otherwise be highlighted. It also creates a sense of relief provided by the uncluttered minimalistic style.
Visual flow, in other words, animation, is perhaps the most important feature in mobile app development. It creates an organic experience and it guides users through the app, making it a unique, effortless journey. It gives the word “navigating” its true meaning, since it provides seamless transitions that feel natural to the naked eye. It’s also a great way to implement storytelling.
It’s important to keep in mind that each user has their own way of seeing the world and the best way to attract a much broader audience is to keep coming up with new ways to make their individual experiences better. The elements above are new solid ways to make that happen, to create individual features that will attract different audiences. UI/UX mobile development is in constant change and that creates the sense or renewal every year which allows people to be in constant engagement craving for new experiences and concepts, very much like the art form.