All of the internet users have been developing much higher expectations as far as user experience is concerned. What this means for all of the UX designers is that they continue to go ahead and raise the bat higher and higher, coming up with a whole new array of ways to make the website experiences which are much more engaging, along with being much more efficient and is also more visually appealing to the users than ever.
Given the rate of the change in the entire UX design that has come about in these past few years, we can expect the same pattern to continue in the coming future. For more than just obvious reasons, a lot of the UI UX developers consider the most important future to be the one that is going to happen in the next few months.
Anyone who is looking up to take being a UX designer up as a profession need to look at these 7 UX design treads that appear to be making an actual impact in both, the design circles and for us, the users in 2016
- UX will no longer be limited to Mobile Devices, Laptops and Desktops
The one thing that we need to keep in mind while considering the UX trends is that it now involves a lot more than just screens! The user experience now also impacts the wearable technology and IOT (Internet of all things). This has gone to such an extent that there was an alternative to sticky UX that had been suggested more than just once. This term is “Slippy UX”.
If you end up designing anything for the screen-based devices (desktops and laptops), you might want to create a fairly slippy experience! Another way to putting this is that instead of you drawing a user in, you simply want to go ahead and give them what they’re going to need in order to take an action or even to make a decision in just a glance.
- Flat V. 2.0
Even though the flat design looks fairly dominating, there are still more than just a few skeuomorphism apologists who are out there to keep the entire skeuomorphism against flat controversy alive. The one trend that holds the potential to end this battle once and for all is flat 2.0. The result of all of this is that the user ends up experiencing an interface that is way easier that seems much easier to navigate, and the entire appearance of the page doesn’t seem sullied by the outdated design (skeuomorphic).
- Split Screen Layouts
You cannot expect every person, who visits a site to be interested in the same sort of thing. In addition, the brands tend to not have just one thing that they want to promote. The beauty of the entire split screen layout lies in the very fact that you can go ahead and create a UX which will allow the users to go and choose any path that they might want to take as they navigate your website. What it also does is that it allows you to offer the visitors more than just one entry point into your website. As an example, if your clients included both business and individual customers, you can use a split screen layout in order to create an extremely welcoming experience for both.
- User experience will become increasingly personalized
The easiest way to explain personalization is by term it to be the user exp. which has been customized for each visitor’s personal preference and also their personal behaviors. As an example, if you made a purchase from an online store some time ago, you could be presented with the suggestion of items as per all of your shopping history.
- Storytelling continues to dominate
Arguably one of the best ways to go ahead and create the most engaging experience for the user is simply by using storytelling. Telling a proper story gets all of the visitors engaged in the site experience fairly quickly. It also goes ahead and helps create a UX that will flow. What defines a good story is it being visually and also emotionally compelling, which is also one of the major reasons as to why this trend tends to dominate all of the digital marketing scenes.
What is a better way to sell any product or even a service is to just provide a visitor with a perfectly compelling story which also leads them to call you into action.