The horizons of what is possible with today’s technology are ever-expanding, and with them come fresh approaches to digital art and design. By 2023, new ideas and innovations will have completely altered the process of designing user interfaces and experiences.
Modern user interface and experience design and its relevance
As an established digital innovation company, we develop end-to-end digital products. Because of our dedication to this service, we stay current on trends in areas such as color theory and universal design that could influence the needs of our customers. A user’s initial impression of your company or brand may be formed based on their experience with your digital product, such as a website or app, thus it’s important to adopt UX and UI best practices.
Here are seven UI/UX trends to keep an eye on in 2023.
A human-centered design will think about the latest in UX/UI trends to provide the best possible functionality, efficiency, and visual appeal.
In this article, we’ll go through the seven most anticipated new looks for 2023.
1 – VR/AR or mixed reality.
2 – Creative Animated
3 -An Immersive Scrolling Experience
4 -Three-dimensional Imaging
5 -Intensity Gradients
6 – Brutalism
7 – priority is health.
1. To begin, there’s VR/AR or mixed reality.
Thanks to Meta and the rise of VR debate prompted by the multiple Covid lockdowns, virtual reality has lately gotten a lot of attention. The first inaugural VRFW (Fashion Week in Virtual Reality) kicked off this year. Many other companies are exploring options for easing the development of online communities and introducing hybrid procedures that bring together the greatest features of the digital and real spheres. Augmented reality (AR) is used by supply chain operators to navigate a warehouse in real-time to maximise order picking efficiency, by interior decorators to visualise how a room will look before purchasing furniture, by doctors to practise separating conjoined twins from different locations in real-time before the actual surgery, and by interior decorators to visualise how a room will look before purchasing furniture.
The development and promotion of AR/VR systems bode well for the technology’s eventual widespread adoption. As experience designers, we need to consider how these interactions will be implemented and how to safeguard those who will be utilising these technologies as they develop. Think about
- How realistic should these scenarios be?
- In what methods can we guarantee that those using our goods will do so at all times?
- How can we design mixed-reality systems that are safe enough for individuals to use all day without compromising their well-being?
- For instance, is there any evidence that prolonged head-mounted display use causes any health issues, such as migraines or eyesight impairment?
Developing and controlling these technologies might be a fascinating future challenge.
2 – Creative Animated
Historically, it has been challenging for development teams to produce animations for the web and apps without making sacrifices in animation quality, site performance, or app size. There have been many shifts in perspective and circumstance since then. The increase of network bandwidth (hello, 5G!) and the advent of libraries like Lottie Files have made it feasible for designers to construct attractive animations without losing speed or economy.
As a result of these technologies’ pervasiveness, even seasoned designers may now be able to include motion design into their toolkits. I think that animations will become increasingly frequent in the future, not only to give life and beauty to designs but also to simplify the user experience and surprise and pleasure them with amazing micro-interactions.
3 – An Immersive Scrolling Experience
4 – Three-dimensional Imaging
I’ve seen more and more 3D images being used in online posts. In spite of this, I believe the “nice corporate illustration” style that has been so prevalent since 2020/21 will start to diminish, providing room for a new approach. Today, it’s common for websites and apps to embellish their material with images (sometimes digitally modified to be vibrant and dynamic), subpar artwork, or even 3D objects. Since the latter is tied to the proliferation of VR and AR, I expect its expansion to continue into next year.
5 – Intensity Gradients
The 1980s and 1990s appear to be making a return, as seen by the resurgence of gradients in both social media and fashion. As a consequence, there is an increase in the use of bright colours and jazzy patterns. This has shown itself in many ways in the digital world, such as the resurgence of gradients, the acceptance of brutalism, and the adoption of brilliant colour schemes.
Gradients, a big trend that has been extensively adopted (and approved) this year, will be around for a while (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.
6 – Number Six: Brutalism
This year has also seen the return of Brutalism as an artistic movement; I expect to see it persist either in its original form or as a watered-down variation, such as Kitsch or Neobrutalism. In response to this wave of sentimental longing, many modern websites are reviving designs from a period when the Internet was less dominated by corporations. There has been a recent revival in the use of gradients, bright colours, borders, and allusions to classic drawings and images, all of which are being paired with photorealistic pictures. With user experience best practises, the web’s unique features, which have made it so intriguing to explore, have been streamlined to make everything as simple to read and navigate as feasible.
7 -The seventh priority is health.
During the epidemic and subsequent normalisation of the home office, a lot of individuals started paying attention to their mental health and general wellbeing. They finally learned to prioritise their own needs. This, I believe, is indicative of an overall rise in people’s awareness of the need of caring for their emotional and physical wellbeing as they go about their daily lives. I anticipate that the Design Industry as a whole will see a proliferation of similar trends as a result of this behaviour pattern. Thus, we may see an increase in the usage of wearable gear for monitoring mental and physical health, as well as the development of more muted, “calming,” colour palettes for electronic displays.
Does this have any ramifications for the development of health and wellness apps? Is there a rise in interest in data visualisation and analytics? Yes. However, with the development of wearable technologies like Smart Textiles and wearables, novel and exciting (maybe screen-less) interactions may be on the future.
As a consequence of the availability of state-of-the-art technologies, we can build designs and stories that are both visually beautiful and engaging to their target audiences. Keeping up on current trends could help you design a breakthrough interface and obtain a competitive advantage.