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Here Are The Top User Interface Design Trends For 2017

By Mikelle Leow, 07 Mar 2017



Users have become more tech-savvy and have higher expectations for design than ever—which makes it all the more important that your app resonates with them.

In fact, a survey conducted by Adobe reveals that 38% of users stop engaging with a content creator if its visuals or layout are unappealing, and 39% move on to other things if they have to wait too long for content.

And to complicate things further, a media consumption forecast by ZenithOptimedia predicts mobile internet consumption in 2018 will be 250% the amount used in 2014.

It looks like we’ll have to feed the tech-hungry crowd, whether we like it or not. Thankfully, Inspirationfeed has rounded up the top user interface design trends for this year, so keep swiping up to find out more.

Click here to read Inspirationfeed’s full post.

1. Animations: a proven way to attract users


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“It’s cool to have beautiful images in your app. Back in 2010 it would… [have been] even cooler.

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“Animations make an app look more user-friendly and intuitive. Through animation you can direct users’ behavior, give visual feedback, highlight changes, show system status or just entertain them while they’re using your app.”

Adobe’s research findings also say that 39% of users are likely to leave your app if they have to wait too long for content, and animation will help provide the illusion of speed, so start moving on this trend.

2. Card design: stylish and laconic


Image via Aurélien Salomon

Cards have been in trend over recent years and are likely to be around for awhile. Card designs are so popular because they look great on screens of different sizes and are a neat way to categorize your content. But the main reason why they’re staying could be that they’re so intuitive, users won’t get confused when they’re navigating your app.

3. Hidden navigation


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Hamburger menus—the three-lined menu button at the corner of your app—will be a thing of the past. Bulky menus are unsightly, and as the study by Adobe suggests, users leave when they’re turned off by bad visuals. Hidden menus appear when you tap a particular area of the screen, and gives users a sort of empowerment that they can open your menu only when they call for it.

[via Inspirationfeed]
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