10 Oct Top Web & Mobile User Experience Trends for 2017

UX design is all about creating user-friendly programs and applications that are engaging and easy to navigate. With that being said, the fast approach of 2017 brings with it an influx of human-computer interactions and a focus on taking advantage of new technologies, which is where UX engineers mix insight and idea. Looking ahead, the trends of 2017 include some of the following:

Hapnotic Feedback

While still in its infancy, hapnotic feedback refers to the sense of touch in an application or program. Examples include integrated joystick controls on smartphone games, and the virtual keyboards in texting applications. The cost of implementing hapnotic feedback in design is decreasing, which will inevitably lead to an increase in use.

Other ways to experience current hapnotic feedback at work is the little vibration you receive when touching your phone’s navigation buttons, or when you gun your way through an enemy base and feel every gun shot. These vibrations are a result of immersion haptic SDX or haptic cues, which add vibration effects to media devices.

Conversation UX

Conversational UX is one of the biggest advancements in technology. Engaging personal assistants like Siri, Cortana, Google Now and Alexa offer hands-free voice control technology that can perform nearly every task. Many more apps and even websites will be developed and implemented using this type of structure.

De-Linearity

Many websites and apps have a one-size-fits-all approach to user interaction. This linear approach walks a customer through a step-by-step process to achieve the end result. For example, scheduling an Uber ride or ordering a pizza. The demand in 2017 calls for applications that allow the user to meander through the process on their own. Linear programming makes the assumption that the end user can’t handle navigating the process on their own, while de-linearity empowers and focuses on each individual.

Interstitial Anxiety Optimization

With the focus on the here and now, UX designers continue to look for the optimal amount of time between the user action and response from the program. Studies have shown that the wait time can cause a moment of anxiety, and a long period of anxiety results in a poor user experience, regardless of the aesthetics.

Transition elements lead to anticipation instead of angst, which keep the user engaged and happy. The key is to provide a seamless experience.

Digital Trust

Increasing occurrences of data breaches across the Internet has instilled a culture of distrust. The majority of users that access the web frequently admit to being distrustful when entering personal information or downloading files.

Upcoming programs will continue to focus and increase security to provide a secure experience for the user. This is especially true for e-Commerce sites.

Age-Responsive Design

Individuals of all ages interact with applications and websites, so the goal of any good designer should be to create age-responsive designs. If your run a business that creates products for all ages, your website should address the same audience. Items that can be tweaked to a user’s age on a website include fonts, color-schemes, language and type of interaction,

Any business that has a presence on the Internet or that focuses on applications to serve its customers must stay on the upside of UX design trends. Put the user first in any update and concentrate on improving every interaction for the best client experience.

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