9 Intuitive Design Trends in 2017 (Part 1)
UX/UI design trend is constantly changing and for UX/UI designers, it sometimes can seem overwhelming. However, if you focus on the general flow of the trends, it is easy to utilize it as a skeleton to your unique design. In 2017, it got simpler, bolder, and more user-friendly. There are 10 UX/UI design trends that are both visual and technical. We will go over the first five visual components in this article.
1. Monochromatic Color Schemes
Monochromic color scheme is using single base color and shades and tints and tones of the hue. It starts with a single hue and you use a palette using derivatives of that color. To create Monochromic color palette, you can use tools such as Adobe Color CC. It creates a sense of harmony and simplicity when you use monochromic colors. It also simplifies the design process because you don’t have to worry about matching colors. It can make a strong brand impression especially with a strong or unusual base color. If you need an accent color to make an element pop, you can always make a sharp contrast by using the darkest or the brightest version of the color or an opposite color.
2. Vertical menus and arrows
The horizontal menu has been in trend for about three years, but the trend is now going back to the vertical menu. It is more useful to recognize the hierarchy of the menu specially when there are a lot of sub-menus. It is used normally on the left side for better visibility but depending on the website, right side menu can work well also. Moreover, another upcoming trend is two side menus when there are a lot of menu items, these can be divided into two broader categories on each side.
3. Full Screen Forms
Forms can make the website look very cluttered easily when it is not done well. Full screen overlay forms cut distractions for users to fill out completely as well as to prevent them from opening up another page. This method has encouraged users to complete the full form and from abandoning it in the middle of answering them.
4. Responsive Even With Large Screen Design
When we think of responsive design, we think of how well it works with shrinking of the screen sizes into tablet and mobile. However, it is commonly disregarded that growing segment of users with larch scale monitors. This requires increasing pixel densities. From the most current data, it shows that they are on displays of 1920 x 1080 or higher.
5. Split-screen Design
Split screen can be used to highlight a contrast, display text with images, and compare and contrast two different products. Splitting images and words with different color background or texture can be useful for more organized presence of the site as well. It is a new refreshing way to display different types of contents. It is another way of good categorizing the appropriate content.