11 Jan The future design of mobile applications

 New Year’s recently come into its own. And we decided to continue this theme earlier trends, and tell what the future design of mobile applications design. After all, it is no secret that this is the area in the age of digital technology is gaining rapid momentum, presenting almost daily new developments from the interface and improve the user experience to the implementation of the latest innovations.

Flat and adaptive design

Data storage concept illustration

These trends hold the leading position not only in web design, but in the development of interfaces for mobile applications.

For a flat design will be characterized by such features:

-shadows that make image deeper and bigger;
-use of bright colors (often contrasting) on ​​the dim background;
-one text – one font. Choosing one font solution for applications built complete concept of the product in all social networks and selling sites.

About what should be adaptive, not only websites, but also mobile applications, has been discussed for several years. But it was in 2016, according to experts, sites, and programs will be actively “adapt” to the needs of smart phones.

Micro Interactive elements


It is modest but necessary minimum improvement in the application interface. They may be associated with a response to the notification, the possibility to adjust the location or feedback. Micro interactivity, at first glance, are not always visible, but the link between the user and the program followed.

Card design


Card design as one of the trends in material-design, successfully developing for several years. His fame and widespread it has received, through the site Pinterest. Cards designed to accelerate workflow, organize and organize information, as well as “fit” into the interface applications:

-cafe, restaurants, art spaces);
-new visual data storage services (as in the above-mentioned Pinterest);
-find & compare airline tickets, accommodation;

The Ghost Buttons


Elements which do not have a pronounced color gamut, and often are in the form of rectangles or squares. Text component in these buttons is minimalistic in nature.

What do they need?  The Ghost Buttons because of its “transparency” do not make the imbalance in the hierarchy of the other buttons. Moreover, for “invisible” elements actuated, and shadows to focus the user’s attention to the details of the key application.

The priority of data


Easy-to-use design, contrasting colors, large fonts – such aids greatly simplify the search for information and help to highlight the desired data.

While working on the design of the interface, you can understand which component in the application will be most visible to the user. Therefore, one of those details that we mentioned above, you should choose only one person to not feel a surplus of “unnecessary” data. Ease of navigation would be, in our opinion, an important component of mobile applications, allowing developers to coordinate the work of members.

 Using layers

As you know, earlier in the application interface is dominated by the principle of skeuomorph. This is a special version of the design for which was characterized by the most accurate representation of objects (for example, a calendar application that resembles a real, or click the shutter on the camera mobile).

But with the advent of the flat design of the opportunity to use layers to help implement a more “in-depth” the transition to reality. What else will they benefit? Sleek design will not completely amorphous, because due to the layers will be able to use the effect of the imposition of several elements, and test the vertical axis. Layers – another “trick” to help find a logical link in the application menu, and indicate to the user that is worth paying attention to.

Additional space and power


For a long time, designers are involved as the line delimiters in the sections, but it only led to an overabundance of information in interfaces. Therefore, the transition to the units and an increase in space, allows high-quality content group, thereby establishing a visual “purity” in the design application.

It’s safe to say that line, “weighting” design, in the past. Their replacement will come intervals which are focused on improving the functionality of the interface: optimization of images and fonts.

  • Hebergeur
    Posted at 16:04h, 26 May Reply

    These patterns reinforce two things we wrote about here on Inside Intercom early in their development. That cards are the future of the web , and designers need to design systems not destinations . Cards are happening. Systems are happening. Get fully up to speed on both of these things.

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