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13 Upcoming UI & UX Trends in 2022

User Interface & User Experience Design is becoming increasingly important, as they are critical parts of the online journey. The demand has been steadily increasing over the years. As such, the trends in these industries change rapidly to meet the needs of their users.

Those willing to take advantage of these trends will create a better user journey. To help prepare your business for these developments, we'll share our thoughts on what UI/UX company need to prepare and how they can take advantage of these upcoming changes.

1. Corresponding Desktop And Mobile Apps

The latest trend shows that every web application now comes with a mobile app counterpart, even the most complex ones. I think very soon these applications will exist on mobile phones as well. That will make UI/UX even more important than it is today. SaaS apps in particular will be expected to have this down cold.

2. UI And UX For Hybridized Environments

As the world continues to come back from the pandemic, businesses must deal with new challenges. One of these is that they need to rely on UI and UX designers differently as they interact with people in new ways as part of their business.

It's clear that technology has changed the future of restaurants and how they provide menus. Thankfully, digital technology has also made it easier to incorporate a physical space.

3. Experimentation With AR, AI, And ML

Augmented Reality is becoming more prevalent in UI design. Using artificial intelligence and machine learning, UX designs will be better tailored to their users. This allows for a more immersive experience whilst also providing information that is relevant to the user's needs at any given point in time.

You should explore how AI tools (particularly for prototyping) can give you a competitive edge. Instead of waiting until "the next transformation wave,” experiment with new tech to stay ahead of the curve.

4. Inclusive Design

Inclusive design has been growing in popularity over the past few years. The key benefit of this type of design is being able to carefully consider different types of users and how they might engage with your experience. This often results in a better, more accessible overall experience for everyone. You can identify areas in your design that are exclusive and not optimized for an explicit group of users.

5. Keyword Optimization For Voice Search

Make sure to keep SEO keywords in mind while you're writing. Voice search is gaining popularity, so optimizing your content for these users will increase the likelihood of them coming back to your site. I suggest writing high-quality, conversational blog posts for more voice search visibility by including your keywords.

6. Larger Typography

More and more organizations are using larger font sizes than in the past to simplify their messaging and make it easier for people to navigate their sites.

Companies should still provide as much detail as possible, such as credibility, Search Engine Optimization(SEO), and engagement; however, they must be done in a way that is accessible to users. This can often be accomplished by using detailed summaries to hold the user's attention while providing links and tags for relevant articles.

7. 5G’s Impact On JavaScript Frameworks

As we move to 5G, the data usage will increase by 100 times. All of the existing frameworks you see on mobile apps are built with 4G bandwidth in mind. If you expand the bandwidth by 100 times, these JavaScript frameworks may not be compatible.

A frontend framework can be a big factor in the user experience. For example, if you change the underlying JavaScript library (like React), chances are it will look completely different.

8. Micro-Interactions

The goal of user interface design is to deliver the same quality of service as a normal store and this often includes micro-interactions. Throughout the industry, subtle design choices such as autofill and time reminders are emerging, giving users an optimized experience. The little things, like well-designed micro-interactions, can make or break a user's experience with the site.

9. Generative Design And AI

The future of UI/UX design and development will be about co-creating with users and listening to their needs & concerns. Generative design and AI will take website interaction to the next level, allowing them to respond in real-time. Website user experience is more than just fun - it's a personal & a unique opportunity for clients to come into contact with your company.

To successfully manage the effects of AI on society, you should invest in it. For example, by investing in ethical AI systems or by carefully designing for emotions and understanding diverse cultures.

10. Self-Guided Wizards And AI Recommendations

Newer and newer apps use self-guided wizards and context-driven AI recommendations to improve the UI/UX experience. It is becoming more common for apps to have reduced training time that focuses on providing simple text callouts.

This quick explanation can help users find new information easily. Embedding AI agents and providing recommendations will help drive the adoption of the services on the right side of screen panels.

11. Transparent Interfaces

UI/UX experts have been on the hunt for a transparent interface for a while. They're close to figuring it out and this will mean that users won't have to adjust to the interface when using new tools or services. It'll be as intuitive as other human movements and interactions.

An algorithm will customize your experience to suit your needs and suggest solutions. This is changing how we work: marketing, product development & business models.

12. Voice Activations

Speech is a natural way for humans to interact, and the tech powering it is getting better. Companies should make a plan on how they want people to interact with their products via voice and explore existing tools to help them accommodate it.

13. Immersion Technology

More viewers are looking to interact with the things they're viewing. Your company may want to give customers more immersive options that allow them to feel as if they're there. Companies in the VR space should keep an eye out for Virtual Reality innovations that could be relevant to their business.

Final Thoughts

In 2022, focus on creating an inclusive experience for every type of user. This means that while you might know your app needs to span multiple regions and specific uses, you also need to aim for better experiences for users of all physical abilities and ages. Keep your on-screen space interesting and engaging by using animated and bold fonts with simple designs.

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