Going beyond the use of just making phone calls or sending a text, nowadays smartphones with their many existing app seem to be everything surrounding us from doing business, checking email, shopping or even playing game.
And just like any other creative fields, the mobile app design market keep changing with the passing of time. It’s essential for designers to know what the current and upcoming trends are. It helps you stay ahead the competitions and meet your clients’s expectations.
So, what should we look for in 2017?
Let’s dive in.
Wearable technology rules over
Yes, it’s 2017 already. When it comes to speaking of design trends, we must consider not only smartphones or tablets, but also wearable devices.
Take Apple watch as an example of wearable technology. You have to admit that it has already taken our hearts with various compatible app, don’t you?
Sooner or later people will switch to wearing devices instead of carrying them.
Material design again and again
Material design are not going away anywhere. Introduced the first time in 2014, it was the baby of Google (which is convincing enough to use it)
The aim of material design is to delivers better users’ experience, easier interaction and simplify user engagement with various mobile platforms.
For example, most of the applications developed by Google are designed on the same concept such as: Google Maps, Google Drive, YouTube.
Typography will dominate
Typography is a powerful visual element which evoke your brand and define your voice and much more.
In the world that people seem to be bombarded with too much content, providing a concise statement really do make a difference. Clarity is the key here. Using typography is obviously a better way to enhance user experience.
Therefore, becoming a master of typography, your app is 90% successful.
Related: 6 Common Mistakes Can Kill Your App
New and interesting gesture
How many time have you observed that gestures are inconsistent across apps and devices? Did it confuse you?
There are a number of gestures — touch, double touch, drag, swipe, pinch in, pinch out, hold and drag, yes a lot of them.
2017 will be the year when professionals focus on this trend and take the most advantage of it in order to improve interaction and make app user life simple.