With processing of factors like Visual and Interaction design, Information architecture, User research, User experience design (UX) is enhancing user satisfaction with a product by Improving usability, accessibility and pleasure provided by Interaction with product.
As we observed in recent years web has been getting more and more ingrained in our daily lives and we use it for everything from banking to shopping to reading news, resulting in high demand for web developers with good UX talent. From placing emphasis on content to Sidebars, headers, banner ads, popups we have evolved widely through UX up to 2016. So let us have a look on what 2017 have in store for us.
Operational Testing will be an Artifact
Design patterns are primary factor despite several developments. Focusing on what is required rather than what can be developed will be the crucial element in any UX Design. The heart of UX in 2017 should be basic design first and then an Enhanced analysis on lightest detail.
Change in Terminology
By observing certain things you might have noticed the meaning of words doesn’t remain the same. Even Google removed Mobile-friendly term from its search tools as now every website is/should be mobile friendly to meet the requirements. Having a Mobile-friendly option in mobile search results doesn’t make any sense as most of results are filtered to the need.
Interface through Artificial Intelligence
It is believed that conversational UX will be the most interesting trend to watch for next year. With fast developments and growth of messaging platforms and Chabots, it’s clear that it’s going to play a major role in the future of UX. Chatbots now open lots of possibilities how you can interact with users. On the other hand, it will be a huge challenge for UX designers as it’s very different from what we were building and will require new skills.
In recent years product designers went for crazy and responsive design-adapting any layout to a wide range of devices. We are now starting to see age-responsive design, which adapts content and structure to a wide range of ages.
This is a natural progression where websites shouldn’t be confined to one size fits. There’s a lot of potential to meet the needs of the user of tomorrow with more sophisticated design approach.
The rise of material design
Flat design paradigm has evolved into a robust Material Design movement in the last couple of years. Material Design is a design language developed by Google. It has been announced in June 2014. Many apps have been utilising this new design language and we’ll be seeing more websites utilising material design in 2017.
Infographics and data visualization
Big data will be one of the buzz words that everyone is talking about. According to few websites, publishers who use infographics grow in traffic by 12% more than those who don’t.
In coming years, more websites will be utilising big data and power of Infographics. Boring graphs will be slowly replaced with engaging and live interactive graphs that are designed to be easily digested
This is more functional than an aesthetic trend. We’ll be seeing more or thoughtful content suggestions, Personalised notifications and action steps, in the age of digital marketing, this means that content will be redesigned to fit every individual instead of adapting everything to massive segments. Fast learning artificial intelligence will know our preferences and goals better than ever before. As a result we will see more of split screens that allow visitors to choose their own adventure.
To sum it up, UX design is evolving towards ricer, more dynamic and Personalised digital experiences, We’ll be seeing smart solutions that simplify the way we work, connect and learn.