The UX/UI trends of 2022
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Dark Mode is often referred to as the UX trend of 2022. It has been around for some time, but recently this UX application has become more popular as the public learns that it reduces eye strain and makes it easier to read. According to Boyi, this trend is a bit of a gimmick: "It is becoming increasingly clear that Dark Mode is actually not much better for your eyes. Once users learn that, the need may also disappear." According to Nick, dark-mode does have a logical application in certain software. "As long as it doesn't come at the expense of development time that could have been better spent on useful features. With the current trend, there is more attention to dark-mode. As a result, there are fortunately several plugins available that simplify design and development."
Like society, UX is becoming increasingly inclusive. UX designers are looking for new ways to make software accessible to everyone, including people with visual problems, for example. Think of voice-controlled controls, colour contrasts and/or magnified buttons and text. "Inclusive Design is a very good development in UX but takes a lot of time and effort," warns Boyi, "We therefore only apply it when we assess that the target audience needs it and/or if the software needs to be usable by a large audience."
A component library is a collection of reusable UI components. These can be used to speed up the design process, modularise development, aid the development process and ensure consistency. "We have built up quite a Component Library ourselves over time," says Nick. "There are also many open source component libraries available that make creating quality designs faster and easier."
More and more companies are using personalised content to offer their customers a more tailored user experience. "Content consumption has grown so extremely in the pandemic," Boyi says. "Therefore, to capture the user's attention in this mountain of data and knowledge, it is necessary to cherrypicked offer content." This cherrypicking can by using customer data such as purchase history, interactions with websites, or contact information. Another way to create personalised content is by using Machine Learning (ML) algorithms. These algorithms analyse customer data to identify patterns and trends.
It is important to keep up with the latest trends in UX/UI design. In this way, you ensure that you software remains relevant to today's user. Our design team is up-to-date and applies the latest methods and techniques in designing effective user-friendly software.
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