You admit or not, we all are addicted to touchscreens; thanks to its utter ease of use. But with the constant evolution of technology, the user experience has leap-frogged to new and innovative realities. For count, we can consider Virtual Reality (VR), multi-touch, and haptics as some of the avant-garde technologies that have the potential to redefine human-computer interactions.
The following are some examples that exhibit the use of these technologies in real-life experience:
- Pokemon Go game extended touchscreen to the real-world.
- Snapchat Filters transformed the way we interact with photos and videos.
- VR technology has recast the way surgeries are practiced.
In between the adoption of all these technologies, UX remains one of the most critical aspects that decide the survivability of the technology. Every innovation is molded in a way that it suits the need of the user and that’s where comes the concept of UX.
To better UX, we need to implement new strategies and therefore, it’s essential for the UX designers to get into the groove of the latest trends.
In this article, we will discuss the emerging UX design trends that will meet the expectations of the new technologies.
- Device-Agnostic Design
2018 was the year when UX designers were more focused on “Mobile-First” design and with the advent of 2019, the paradigm has shifted towards “Device-Agnostic Designs.”
To put it simply, we can define device-agnostic design as an approach that takes the essence of web and human interaction into account. It includes aspects like progressive enhancement and responsive design.
Presently, there is a dire need for UX designers to churn out such designs that can go well with laptops, smartphones, smart devices, tablets, and every other digital device. It’s crucial that the user should be offered the same UX experience across all platforms.
- The Rise of Material Design
Earlier, we have witnessed flat designs that incorporated 2D illustrations and used bright colors and attractive shades to curate open, clean, and crisp edges. But now the time has changed. The UX designers are more focused on responsive animations, grid-based layouts, and transitions.
To match the new technologies, UX designers will have to shift from flat designs to material designs. And to set the new benchmarks, designers will be required to infuse shading features, 3D animations, and light features. Other than that, displaying UI along with advanced level user needs will also be decisive.
Material Design itself signifies interactivity and liveliness. And it can be obtained by introducing textures and patterns to flat design.
- Ratification of Voice-Command
Voice-command technology is certainly spiraling upwards. Many of us have already interacted with Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant, and we know how convenient it is to get the tasks done just by our voice command.
To make the most out of the voice command technology, the tech companies have started incorporating the technology that can answer long voice-command queries. It also offers advanced customization and navigation, which in turn, is a considerable improvement in the UX domain.
With the rising popularity of voice-command technology, the industry’s value is expected to reach $20million by 2020.
- Augmented Personalization
In technical terms, we can say that UX is a kind of personalization of features and functionalities as per the user’s convenience. The more customization option the user will get, the better will be the UX.
Nowadays, the user actually wishes that their brands combine their likes and dislikes based upon their activity on social media platforms and other websites so that the companies can offer more customized orders.
The realization of all these technologies to enhance the UX can only be possible if UX designers carve their future strategies keeping all these prospects in mind and get in sync with researchers and psychologists to understand the users’ requirements with a penetrating approach.
Author Bio:- Twinkle is the product head of MobileAppDaily and keeps a close eye on the latest and trending tech releases. With her wise taste of the tech industry, she has single-handedly created recognizable brand image.