UI & UX design trends for 2020
When it comes to UI & UX design trends, 2020 is tend to be an exciting year. Promising improvements are expected. Let us show you some highlights of this year.
In the past 10 years many innovations became the essentials of our everyday mindset. Mobile-first approach for app development became vital, native features appeared in web apps, HTML5 became widespread, not to mention the endless new design tools. The importance of UI & UX is unquestionable for a unique user experience that stands the test of time. Since trends come and go, better get familiar with the latest trends for 2020. Keywords are prioritise speed, simple page designs, mobile-first design, and most importantly, spiced up with artificial intelligence.
1) Dynamic illustrations & animations
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. Fortunately for this new decade we have powerful devices, and soon, with 5G capability, animated 3D UI won’t be a pain to load anymore.
2) Augmented / Virtual Reality in UI & UX design
In 2020 design trends will involve thinking outside the box where UI is not attached to screens. We already have Google’s and Apple’s AR development platforms ARCore and ARKit to create stunning AR solutions. The exciting thing about AR is that it doesn’t require a headset, meaning it can be used just with phones, for instance. Also, AR doesn’t have to be limited to mobile applications on a device, but could be used also on the web.
Though Virtual Reality is another fascinating way to travel using nothing more than the advantage of technology. VR experts predict that since the launch of Oculus Quest, many opportunities have opened for other industries. For instance, there are great new opportunities for healthcare, educational, team collaboration, etc. app solutions.
3) Artificial intelligence
It’s no surprise that in 2020, AI will be it integrated into almost every possible product. Previously, analytics offered a more responsive methodology: log the information and after that use it for your next release. As of 2020 information about application usage are used to enhance client experience by driving the site to change and adjust by itself.
Thanks to AI’s capability of collecting huge amounts of data, we will notice more and more personalized products that are 100% tailored to each and every individual’s need. Products will learn more and more about the users based on their behavior, that will help with creating a better user experience.
4) Fullscreen smartphones from UI & UX design point of view
Most phones have lost their borders and have rounded edges. This changes their interface so designers have to face the challenge to use gesture-based navigation solutions instead of old fashioned navigation elements.
Swiping became the main chosen gesture for most functionalities in app development, but most recently it also took over the functionality of the home button. Instead of standard buttons, we have instead a flow of swiping transitions much more engaging to the human eye.