🔮 UX Predictions for 2018

It’s that time of year again…

For 🔥 hot takes and UX 📈 trend forecasting! I saved you the time and effort and rounded up the majors below. If you do take the time to dive in, please check out uxdesign.cc’s in-depth State of UX in 2018 — really solid analysis, plus archives dating back to 2016. Enjoy!

TL;DR TOP 5 TRENDS OVERALL

  1. Smarter personalization
  2. Content (video) focused experiences
  3. AR > VR
  4. Voice UI
  5. Biometric authentication

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uxdesign.cc

The State of UX in 2018

  1. The death and rebirth of UX
  2. Designing for the age of immediacy
  3. Lack of diversity affects business
  4. Every interface is a story
  5. Redesigning the design process
  6. A new generation of collaboration tools
  7. Branding beyond the pixels
  8. Every design is an influencer
  9. AI and the big why

Adobe

10 UX Design Predictions For 2018

  1. Content-Focused Experiences
  2. Time Saving Design
  3. Smarter Personalization
  4. Omnichannel UX
  5. Humanizing Digital Experience
  6. Voice UIs 🗣
  7. Biometric Authentication
  8. Augmented Reality
  9. Virtual Reality
  10. Broader Role of UX Designer

Prototypr

Here’s Where UX Is Going In 2018: Top 7 Design Trends

  1. Content-Centered Experiences
  2. Smarter Personalized User Experiences
  3. Time-Saving Design Features
  4. Voice-Activated Interfaces 🗣
  5. Augmented Reality
  6. Biometric Authentications
  7. Getting Rid of Common Annoyances
  8. Android will continue to be preferred over iOS for designers

UX Planet

The Top 10 User Experience Design Trends for 2018

  1. User responsive design: Create personalized experiences
  2. Voice interfaces 🗣
  3. Cloud based apps ☁️
  4. No more hamburger menu 🍔
  5. No more passwords
  6. More attention to color and typography 🎨
  7. Push notifications: focusing on getting back to our lives
  8. Synesthetic feedback: Uniting the senses in user experience
  9. More movement
  10. Android first

MillerMedia7

The State of UX for 2018

  1. Simpler Navigation
  2. Decluttering and Improving Comprehension
  3. Using Animation For Different Purposes
  4. The Dominance Of Videos
  5. Emotionally Intelligent Design 💗
  6. Content Is Even More Important Than Ever
  7. Wearables As Replacement for Mobile Phones ⌚️
  8. Simpler Authentication
  9. More Personalization
  10. The Rise Of Cashless Payments 💸
  11. Augmented Reality Is a New Big Thing
  12. VR Is Still a Fad

Design Roast

12 Web Design Trends to Look for in 2018

  1. Vibrant Color Schemes
  2. Backgrounds in Motion
  3. Bold Landing Pages
  4. Maximalism Over Minimalism
  5. Graphical Pop-Ups
  6. Custom Illustrations
  7. Unconventional and Circle
  8. Prominent Typography
  9. Font Expansion
  10. Asymmetrical Layouts
  11. Gradients With Dynamic Effects
  12. CSS Grid Incorporation

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