As we approach 2023, it is important to stay updated on the latest UX/UI trends. This year, expect to see a focus on simplicity and minimalism, as well as increased use of artificial intelligence to improve the user experience. With the growing popularity of voice-activated devices, voice UI will also become more prevalent. Additionally, the use of virtual and augmented reality in design will continue to rise. Stay ahead of the game by incorporating these cutting-edge UX/UI trends into your website and digital products.
Let’s discuss the important trends:
The dark mode is already a popular choice among designers for websites and mobile applications. However, with programs like Microsoft and Google launching dark versions of their e-mail apps and both Apple and Android adopting two types of dark mode (Force Dark Mode and System Dark Mode), dark UI design is expected to take off in 2023. Dark mode on mobile devices is quickly taking over as the user preference among health-conscious consumers because it reduces eye strain and screen glare.
Designers are becoming more and more drawn to the fascinating hues, razor-sharp edges, and distinct separations that are present in a dark user interface, so it’s not just users who are benefiting from dark mode. This is a trend worth catching up on if you can see the popularity of dark mode expanding and want to add dark UI design to your toolkit for later.
Micro-interactions are a trend to watch in 2023 even though they might not be a particularly “new” one. Micro-interactions, which are typically found throughout your electronic device and within most apps, can distinguish between a good website or app and an amazing one. Every small action a user does on a user interface makes a story, creates a mood, and contributes to the personality of the brand.
You can experiment with novel design concepts and find fresh methods to surprise your users by using micro-interactions. Design the proper interaction to engage with users along the journey after considering how they would utilize the site. One thing is certain: any website or app lacking micro-interactions may become obsolete as their use spreads.
One of the main trends that will still be prevalent in 2023 is the voice user interface, which is already beginning to make mice and keyboards obsolete. In 2022, it was expected that 50% of homes would have smart speakers. Not to mention the growing popularity of WhatsApp voice notes and the widespread use of voice search. Over 40% of Americans use voice search at least once a day claims one report. Without significant aid from other features, such as screens, voice UI can direct consumers and assist them as they traverse complicated digital products.
The biggest benefit of voice UI is that it improves the user experience of your website or app by doing away with the need for a graphical user interface.
After almost ten years of its creation, 5G is already here and is poised to dramatically change the way we design. Although 5G has already begun to appear in several U.S. cities, far wider rollouts are anticipated by 2023.
5G will allow designers to be much more adventurous when it comes to animating texts, typefaces, and visuals due to the greatly improved mobile display quality. A website with static images and information could be acceptable right now, but as 5G becomes more prevalent, designers are quickly realizing the need to raise their mobile UI design game.
Accessible design is in high demand right now, and by 2023, we expect (and hope) that it will be more widely recognized as a necessity rather than an afterthought. When developing a website or app, it’s crucial to keep in mind how users with permanent, temporary, or situational disabilities interact with it. This way, you can create something that everybody can use and enjoy.
Gesture recognition software, voice input, a completely responsive layout, consistent navigation, accessible audio/video features, transcripts, captions in audio/video content, and high-contrast color schemes are all examples of accessible design. In 2023, be sure to put accessibility first in everything you do.
Because of the way AR/VR technology is being created and marketed, it’s expected to grow easier for people to use and accept. As seasoned designers, we must take into account how these interactions will play out and how to keep the users of these technologies safe as we increasingly combine their digital and physical worlds with each tech milestone that is attained.
Gradients may have gained popularity as a result of social media and fashion, but it seems the 1980s and 1990s are making a comeback. This translates into more cool clothing and vibrant color options in the fashion world. This has manifested in the digital world in a variety of ways, including the resurgence of gradients, the adoption of brutalism, and vibrant color schemes.
Gradients are a significant trend that has been widely adopted (and accepted) this year and that, in my opinion, will continue for the foreseeable future.
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