5 UX design trends of 2017

5 UX design trends of 2017

Time-saving simple attractive designs

The best user experiences are those that provide simple and convenient designs. The user easily navigates to the exact location (website/page) without any fuss. No frills, no tough instructions, just an easy system that guides you smoothly. And with chatbots and virtual reality trends gaining popularity, designs will become time saving for the consumers as well as the industry employees. And saving of time would lead to better advancements and innovation of new techniques.

The user interface and beyond

UX designers have conquered the digital platforms and it is no secret that apps/ software with a design experience are more appealing to the consumer. Businesses measure the engagement time of users to enhance their features. But now the ‘experience’ has become the ‘product’ itself. The need of the hour, therefore, is to measure how well the ‘experience’ is weaved into the customer’s life. Snapchat Spectacles is a fashionable accessory by Snapchat which allows users to interact with their platform. Users no longer require their phone to access the app as they have taken the user experience beyond the platform boundaries.

Specialization

UX design was a specialized field of interface design. Now companies will look for a more specialized talent for technologies like Virtual reality, Artificial intelligence and more. We have seen the chatbot technology being used to order food for quite some time now. These technologies will extend to sectors like automotive, banking, fitness, and health sectors. The UX will not just be the responsibility of the designer but entire UX team. There will be specialized personnel employed at every stage of the UX development process.

Virtual and Augmented Reality

From 3D interactive schematics to image recognition technologies, 2017 has a lot in store for us. These technologies are becoming affordable; all giant companies like Google, Apple, and Samsung are working towards improvising their VR technologies. The Snapchat geofilters is an incredible example of a VR experience that can warp, frame or enlarge the user’s snaps with different graphics and illustrations. This feature has reaped in huge profits for Snapchat. Technicians will receive all intricate details regarding problems using the augmented reality software and thereby device the ideal solutions.

UX for employees

There was always a buzz about the user experience being the ultimate consumer experience. We are partially correct here, though 2017 will see this trend extend further to the employee’s end. Automated services using robotics will become predominant for the manufacturing and service companies. Employers will replicate the ‘employee experience’ to understand how they work and deliver results. It will help companies in designing the best-automated processes which will ease the burden of employees and leave no scope for errors and loopholes. Further, if employee experience is enhanced and so is their productivity, they will come up with novel ideas and technique of improvement. With a dedicated team of workers, businesses are sure to prosper.

2017 will be the reigning year for UX designers as their demand will continue to escalate. UX for mobile apps will still be in trend and even desktop websites will look like customized apps. The trend is towards creating conversational user experiences that will keep the consumers hooked on. So why not tap your UX skills where there is the highest potential? The application of UX will be seen in different fields and technologies, biometrics, voice recognition, and authentication processes.