The capabilities of contemporary technology are always growing, and with them come new approaches to digital design. The year 2023 is soon to come, and with it, new ideas and technologies will alter the manner in which user interfaces and experiences are developed.
The value of modern approaches to user experience and interface design
We are a seasoned digital innovation organisation that generates full digital products. Because of our dedication to this service, we are continually up-to-date on any changes in areas such as colour theory and universal design that can affect the needs of those who buy or use our goods. The UX and UI of a digital product, such as a website or app, may have a big influence on a user’s initial impression of your brand or business, therefore it’s vital to stick to best practices.
Here are 7 user experience/user interface advancements to look for in 2023.
A human-centred design will think about the latest in UX/UI trends to provide the best possible usability, performance, and visual appeal.
Here we’ll go through seven 2023 trends that everyone will be talking about.
1 – we have VR/AR, which stands for virtual reality and augmented reality.
2 – Creative Animated
3 – A Scrolling Experience That Pulls You In
4 – Three-Dimensional Imaging
5 – Gradients
6 – Brutalism
7 – Well-being
1: In the first place, we have VR/AR, which stands for virtual reality and augmented reality.
Meta and the increase in VR talk due to the many Covid lockdowns have helped bring a lot of attention to virtual reality lately. In 2018, the world’s first VR Fashion Week opened its doors to the public. Plenty of other companies are exploring methods to improve online community development and create hybrid procedures that use the greatest features from both the digital and real spheres. These include the use of augmented reality (AR) by supply chain operators to navigate a warehouse in real-time to maximise order picking efficiency, the use of virtual reality (VR) by doctors to practise separating conjoined twins from different locations in real-time prior to the actual surgery, and the use of AR to decorate and paint an empty room before purchasing furniture.
Because of the way AR/VR is being polished and promoted, it stands to become more prevalent. We as experience designers need to consider how these interactions will be implemented and how to safeguard those who will be utilising these technologies as they evolve. Think about
- How plausible are these circumstances?
- Is there a way to guarantee that consumers using our goods will pay close attention at all times?
- How can we design mixed-reality systems that are safe enough for people to use all day long?
- If you use a headset for a long period, might it cause health problems like headaches or eye strain?
The development and control of these technologies may be an interesting and important future challenge.
2: Creative Animated
Traditional online and app animation creation was challenging because of trade-offs between animation quality, site performance, and app size. Quite a bit has changed in the intervening time. Because of improvements in both network speed and library availability (hi, 5G! ), modern animators can create stunning visuals without losing performance or efficiency.
Because of the pervasive nature of these technologies, even seasoned designers may now be able to include motion design in their toolkits. In the future, I foresee more frequent usage of animations, not just to bring designs to life but also to simplify the user experience and delight the user with delightful micro-interactions.
3: Attractive, Intense Scrolling Experience
4: 3D Imaging
I’ve seen more and more 3D images being used in online posts. But I think the “nice corporate illustration” style that has been so popular since 2020/21 will start to go away, making way for something new. Pictures (sometimes digitally altered to be bright and dynamic), bad artwork, and 3D objects are often used to spruce up or augment information on many websites and apps nowadays. Since the latter is inextricably related to the proliferation of virtual reality and augmented reality, I expect its expansion to continue into next year.
The 1980s and 1990s appear to be making a return, as seen by the resurgence of gradients in both social media and fashion. The end effect is a greater emphasis on vivid hues and a jazzier aesthetic. Several digital design trends have surfaced as a result of this, including a return to gradients, an appreciation for brutalism, and the usage of bold colour palettes.
Gradients, a prominent trend extensively adopted (and approved) in 2015, are here to stay (at least in my opinion). Consumers are using brighter, more varied colour schemes on their displays, packaging, and other products in an effort to fight the fatigue that Covid has produced.
I also expect Brutalism, another retro style that has been making a resurgence this year, to be around, either in its purest form or in a watered-down variant like Kitsch or Neobrutalism. In response to this wave of nostalgia, many websites are reverting to a style reminiscent of a period when web development was less bureaucratic. Web designers are rediscovering the use of gradients, colours with strong contrast, borders, and allusions to classic drawings and pictures with photorealistic photography. All the oddities that make the web so fascinating to delve into are polished with user experience best practices to make everything as simple to read and navigate as possible.
During the epidemic and the subsequent normalisation of the home office, many individuals became conscious of the need for mental health and total well-being. In the end, they accepted that prioritising their own needs was acceptable. I see this as evidence that people are beginning to give more thought to their emotional and physical well-being in their day-to-day lives. I anticipate that the Design Industry as a whole will see a ripple effect from this behaviour pattern. We may thus see an increase in the usage of wearable gear for monitoring psychological and physiological health, as well as the development of more muted, “calming,” colour palettes for electronic displays.
What implications does this have for health and wellness apps? Is there a rise in interest in data visualisation and analytics? Yes. However, with the development of wearable technologies such as Smart Textiles and wearables, new and exciting (maybe screen-less) interactions may be in the future.
Since cutting-edge resources are at our disposal, we can create narratives and visuals that not only appeal to but also captivate our intended readers or viewers. If you want to have an advantage over the competition, creating a ground-breaking interface is a must.
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