Every year, design trends for mobile devices are going on changing. Users are moving to faster, easier and better mobile devices that require better and faster mobile apps. Naturally, designers are continuously trying to create UIs that ensure highly comfortable and intuitive user experience that has not been seen up to now. If users feel confused and lost with the appearance and navigation of a website, a UI design fails in its primary purpose. Hence, mobile UI design trends keep on changing to keep with the continuous growth and transformation of the mobile device market. Find out about the top mobile UI design trends for 2017.
Hidden navigation has long been in use, although it has been used for a long time. 2017 is set to see this feature being re-introduced. Designers have started to conceal functionality for space saving for viewers. The creation of the so-called navigation drawer is one of the ways that is available at present for hiding the navigation. The menu only becomes available when it is required, and it is invisible during the other times.
Vivid Colors and Gradients
These are amazing for introducing dynamism, energy and warmth into a project in order to help it stand out from others. Designers are set to experiment with color palettes and be brave, and adjust the tone of the content. These make wonderful statements. The rebranding of Instagram means that there will be an increase in transitional gradient color ways and color palettes out there. 2016 witnessed the chains of flat designs beginning to loosen, and more designers and brands are starting to focus again on personality. 2017 is expected to witness developers experiment more with vivid gradients and color palettes in place of simple ones, whereas dull muted tones were used before.
The Rise of Touch ID
The Touch ID technology, at the start, was used only for unlocking devices. Touch ID was soon stated as the technology of the future after its introduction. Apple, in 2015, came out with its landmark Apple Pay mobile wallet. It started to become clear that the mobile giant was on to something better and bigger.
With the iOS8 allowing 3rd party apps like Amazon and Dropbox to accept the thumbprint access method of Touch ID, it verified the thought. The advantages of this approach can easily be observed. Manually inserted passwords have almost become an old thing. Today, online authentication has become much safer and simpler. At present, Touch ID helps verify accounts on Amazon, Apple Pay and Dropbox. It has made the method of online verification safer and much easier.
Although mobile devices come with small display sizes, designers have not stopped developing appealing backgrounds and themes. These days, diffused images are implemented for the backdrop so that users can concentrate on app features.
Playful interfaces and vibrant colors ensure a wonderful user experience. New and entertaining designs help attract more individuals to using and customizing apps to match their requirements. These apps use funny notifications and messages to engage users. Apps have become the best friends of mobile device users, and these ensure amazing features that are indispensable for life.
The Resurgence of Card Design
Card Design is effective and helpful for mobile-friendly sites. Cards allow the division and proper placement of content on websites. Cards make the download of multimedia objects possible, and draw more number of users to the website. These also ensure that users can select the actions and can make designs much more responsive to their own needs.
Cards are a functional UI, and although not a breakthrough trend, these have gained prominence consistently in web design. Card Design has become successful in mobile UI design, and after its inclusion in Material Design of Google. As per Google, the year 2015 saw the official rise of mobile devices over desktops. This is the most famous platform for web browsing, and more designers are making the lines between desktop and mobile UIs blurred, in order to ensure a smoother user experience.
Cards are very versatile user interfaces, and these are an amazing way to organize and simultaneously show plenty of data on screen. It lets users glance quickly through the things that are available. Popular websites like Pinterest, Netflix, Twitter and Facebook are robust digital platforms that use cards for this specific aim. Cards are fantastic ways to organize small amounts of information and are highly flexible on mobile screens for consuming and organizing content. These are a perfect way to display video, imagery, text and much more, and can be scaled to the biggest screens from the smallest displays. There is unlimited versatility in Cards. This lets designers spin, filter, flip and stack Cards for all types of UX operations.
This type of design was introduced in 2014 by Google. These days, this type of technology is used by many websites and apps as it offers fast loading and simplified effects such as animation, gradients and layering. Material design is related to Card Design, and both Card and Material Design will stick about.
A comparatively young and visual language, this is a revolutionary mobile design that was introduced in the year 2014 by Google. These days, there are plenty of amazing websites or apps that use this type of design, mostly due to its simplified effects such as well-executed animation, clear gradients and proper layering. Material design is related closely with Card design, and this shows that it is likely to be used for a long time to come.
Calm Color Pallets
Less is more in these times. There are various famous apps, such as Facebook, Pinterest or Tumblr. These stick to a particular color scheme with just a few shades. It appears as if bold and flash colors are no longer as appealing as calm and pastel shades. However, it does not indicate that designers need to make haste and change the colors of their own brand. The same color is used, although in an elegant and subtle way, and designers should never go overboard.