It’s crazy to think that we already in 2019. In the design world, things move at such a fast pace, and experts are already getting excited about the potential trends that we are going to see develop over the year ahead. With that being said, in this post, we are going to take a look at some of the user experience design trends you should be watching out for this year.
Trust designs – Nowadays, trust is a word that we do not often hear with much confidence regarding online platforms. Considering the number of data breaches that occur around the world, it is hardly a surprise. Most people do not trust the Internet whatsoever, and this is only going to get worse, as concerns over data and security continue to grow. With this in mind, it is likely that we will see a lot of digital products designed with trust at the forefront. From virtual address services to security badges, there are so many ways this can be achieved. Don’t be surprised to see a new breed of user experience design professionals throughout 2019 who will be focusing on creating products that generate digital trust.
Age-responsive design – This is another likely trend that a lot of UI designers are looking forward too. Adaptability is the name of the game when it comes to responsive design. It is all about making sure that the content is right for the device in question. However, as the years progress, it is likely that we will see responsive design take different forms. We won’t only see content adapted to suit devices, but we will also see the structure and content adapted to suit a broad range of ages. You only need to look at online advertising to see that this is already the case across that medium. Therefore, it only makes sense that websites will soon follow suit. After all, they should not be one size fits all.
Failure mapping – Last but not least, we have failure mapping. We all know the importance of user flows and journey maps when it comes to UX design. They provide the framework for effective user experiences. They allow you to understand your target consumer base and their touch points across the entire cycle of interactions with your service of your product. However, they are always designed with the ideal user in mind. In 2019, it is likely that we will see people explore with the option of user flows and journey maps for the non-ideal user. This is vital for attracting even more people to your products and services. There will be a lot of people who are no tech savvy, and UX designers will need to adapt their strategy to suit this. It will become important to better anticipate, understand, and model non-ideal scenarios to ensure that there is not incorrect usage of services and products.