When it comes to User experiences, the year 2017 is expected to be composed of many defining moments that will set pace for many new trends that are expected to catch on. We have prepared a list of changes UX Design will experience in 2017 to give you a fair idea about the industry trends this year:
Usability is common/ commoditized
Gone are the times when usability would be a key differentiating features that according to the designers, would make your website stand out. It is now trite and is well taken care of, by almost all the businesses across markets. Design patterns are therefore now, more wisely used than ever before, in order to focus on creating features that actually cater to the end-users’ needs.
Attention to details, makes a difference
With every business becoming smart enough to cover the basics of a user experience well, it is paying attention to details for making the user experience more relevant and delightful, that pays off.
A paradigm-shift for the yesteryears’ buzz words such as ‘Responsive’ & Intuitive
The buzz words of the past few years – such as ‘responsive’ and’ intuitive’ have undergone a major paradigm shift where their meanings are constantly evolving to fit in the contemporary context.
The interfaces are now tested to ensure their intuitiveness
Intuitive website interfaces are not just a part of the marketing promises anymore. Because now, when businesses talk about intuitive experience, they substantiate their claim with user testing and customer feedback.
All the websites are now Mobile-friendly!
With a vast majority of mobile results, now being mobile friendly, even google has taken the decision to remove the label of ‘mobile-friendly’ from its search results. So, all websites are or should be mobile friendly by now.
Chatbots are taking over big-time!
Chatbots would be the new buzz word for the new year and you will definitely think in the direction of building a conversational interface for your business website if you haven’t yet. A conversational interface is one that mimics to chat with the visitor. So, if we compare a chatbot with a regular interface, what we accomplish using the menus and buttons in a regular interface is the same as what we do, using words and emojis.
Virtual reality and immersive experiences
The new age design does not limit itself at mocking the real-life like behaviors and gestures, but it goes far beyond to the extent of creating immersive experiences where the little details such as intonations, body language etc. count just as much as the hand gestures of the users.
Seamless experiences across device types, channels and touch-points
With growing emergence of Internet of things, the users aspire to accomplish everything seamlessly across all device types, channels and touch-points. This would face the UX Designers with the challenge of building a fully connected and ubiquitous experience with involvement of minimum possible interactions in order to accomplish what people expect from technology in this day and age.
We hope this post gives you a fair idea on what UX Design Trends may arise with the advent of 2017.