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Design Trends 2022

Are you a little bit lost in design trends, seeing them coming and going every year? Questioning what is the next BIG design trend? Read more to see exactly what will be trending in the user interface design realm for the upcoming year.



The metaverse

Image source: https://www.engadget.com/facebook-metaverse-meta-explained-or-not-120032885.html


The metaverse is a virtual-reality space in which users can interact with a computer-generated environment and other users (sometimes called cyberspace).

  • A mix of technologies meets

  • Digital economy - users create, buy and sell goods

  • Will handle thousands or even millions of people at once

  • At the beginning and evolving


Extended reality (AR, VR)

Image source: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eVu__pc6gI


Banking - self-service options:

  • robo advisor

  • multimodal interaction-based kiosks to deliver information about products and services

  • 3D Data visualization - better understanding


Artificial intelligence

Image source: Cortana UI

  • famous voice assistants - Microsoft - Cortana, Apple - Siri

  • Medical field

  • Video industry - Tik Tok, ...

  • Banking - related to UI design: onboarding, risk assessments, tailored solutions etc.


3D and animations

Image source: https://userguiding.com/blog/ux-ui-trends/


3D elements and animations can provide a better understanding and enhance visual interest.


Glassmorphism

Image source: https://uxmisfit.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/glass_card_09.jpg

  • Came after neomorphism

  • Better accessibility than neomorphism (if used properly and sparingly)

  • Glass look, frosted effect


Organic shapes

Image source: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/v4vPSK0kD_8/maxresdefault.jpg


Interactive gradients

Image source: https://fnz.com/about-us#investors


90’s nostalgia and retro

Image source: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eVu__pc6gI, figma.com


Opposite to all previous trends, we will be seeing this flat retro trend with simple shapes and emojis.


Big, bold, experimental typography

Image source: https://elementor.com/blog/web-design-trends/


Black and white

Image source: https://www.wowmakers.com/static/03357253075530bbe590e0dba1e64cc9/UI-trends-2021-colorless-UI-1024x766-1.jpeg


Black and white designs stand out between all of these colored designs on design forums like Dribbble.


Dark mode

Image source: https://dribbble.com/shots/15097176-Wallet-Components

  • Improved visibility

  • Reduces power usage for mobile phones


Super apps

Image source: https://thepaypers.com/Images/rappi-pic1.png


A super app is a mobile application that provides a variety of seemingly unrelated services via a single mobile interface.


Design systems

Image source: https://www.ibm.com/design/language/

  • Ensuring brand consistency and fastening design workflow.


 

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