It seems like the world of smartphones is on the constant change. Just a glance back in the time and we find a plethora of changes in just five to seven years. Why? Because the ease of doing business has been integrated with emerging technologies, and these technologies are profoundly based on HCI. Thus, the UX design of smartphones has to be evolved inevitably, from time to time.
This post explores the most likely UX design trends that can dominate the world of smartphones in the years to come.
- More Gestures, Less Buttons:
Smartphones are mainly about touch. They evidently are button-less devices. This actuated UI and UX designers to make in-app gestures for smooth and clutter-free operation. A gamut of activities can be done on smartphones using features like swipe up or swipe down, tap, double-tap to like an image or video on Instagram. Fewer buttons mean a lot of space to play around for making other useful UI (user interface) implementation.
- Recognition based on Face and Other Aspects:
Backed by AI, facial recognition technology is catching up. Tagging on Facebook using photos is made possible using AI algorithms. The extent has been stretched to unlock and use some apps in mobiles. Face ID icon is now a standard in iPhones. Like the sensor touch, it is going to be common in VUI and GIUs.
- Interactive Videos and Motions and Animation:
According to basic human psychology, we are more captivated by colours and actions than anything else. Thus, in a sense, in the digital world, video and animation work effortlessly. Also, people perceive more details from videos and animations over the hardcore content instructions or SOP. In UX design, subfields like micro designs and IxD are totally on the motion – be it short videos or animations.
- AI-boosted Interactive Designs and Chatbots:
Chatbotting and conversations are possible in the digital products owing to the rise of AI. The biggest boon of conversational elements in the interfaces is to nudge basic chores like submitting the query, data guidelines, asking questions, or in a broader sense, you kind of get started with the process. This trend is imperative in making the HCI more human and less robotic. People love when they feel the experience they are getting is personalized and giving them some importance.
- AR & VR:
People are aware of AR and VR, but not at ease when using these tech trends, like GUIs in smartphones. There has to be a device to leverage the power of AR. Well, UI and UX designs need to be compatible to feature AR for all. The rise of AR is hugely beneficial for e-commerce or online retailers. There users have the tool to amplify and augment the pictures to get more real sense of the product listed. In e-commerce, it is more than just pictures or product descriptions. If users can imagine it, they will buy it for sure.