In a recent post, I wrote in my predictions on program growth in 2020 and also discussed the rise of 5G and how apps will be built to support multiple devices. The rise of machine learning will also play heavily into how programs are made in the near future.
Without 5G, we are likely to see apps that are milder by design and more flexible. Elements that are more data-intensive, such as immersive imagery, can be stored on a server, whereas the lighter elements could be stored locally on a telephone or other device. Moving into 2020, the changes with app design will be both philosophical and philosophical. You will need to plan accordingly so your company can benefit from the changing tide.
To begin with, let us discuss a few of the new expectations which customers will have and how app design will have to accommodate that.
1. Anticipate apps which were created with immersive imagery at the forefront
Programs composed of high-quality imagery, 4K movies, and live streaming in HD are becoming the norm. Expect more interactive video and photographic-based programs in contrast to what we have seen previously. Consider how immersive some contemporary websites have gotten in the past two to three years. These immersive websites are full of animations and take you on a real adventure.
2. Apps have been designed to be scalable
Minimal designs will even help apps be more scalable. It was that programs were created for just smartphones. Now there are increasing demands from customers for programs on lots of new devices.
The app built for 2020 wants to follow the same design style across devices to make a consistent brand and texture.
3. Thanks to computational design, more apps will have individual UI/UX
Traditionally, apps have been constructed with a one-size-fits-all approach. This is going to change. With the growth of computational design, there will be many more programs that make design decisions. These types of decisions will open the door for designers to explore more complex issues in the layout. I see this allowing not only increased personalization but the capability to adjust to people’s preferences over time. We’ll definitely see the beginning stages of computational design in 2020.
Programs are also in a position to better understand your behavior through machine learning. Imagine that you start using a program that knows what you enjoy about it and provides you a slightly different method of studying the app compared to another person.
4. Designers and marketers will be working together to solve design problems
Marketers are learning the power that layouts have on their viewers, while designers are developing an acumen for making and marketing more human-driven choices in the way they approach their designs. This requires constant cooperation and an agile approach to get it correctly. UX/UI is going to become more of a priority for designers and entrepreneurs alike, as nurturing brand loyalty becomes the largest priority.
5. A/B analyzing and data-driven design is the new norm
Since apps will become more personal and individualized, creating a program that enables the layout to be elastic and flexible will be crucial.
With behavior monitoring in conjunction with machine learning, design decisions can be made to create an app that is easier to use for different people. In addition, I see this as a way for designers and programmers to collaborate more. We are going to be thinking more about design as a tool that is quantitative, rather than only qualitative.
6. There will be more Complicated examples and effects
4G restricted designers’ skills in using complex illustrations and animations.
7. Apps will last to be designed to preserve battery and Protect Against eye strain
We saw the rise of dark topics in 2019, and this tendency will continue. What I find happening is that consumers will have more choices. Some do not want dark topics, so I see more apps which will allow users to toggle between the two light and dark themes.
How do you plan accordingly?
Make certain you are working with your designers and programmers to make your app layouts flexible. Talk to your existing clients about what they want to see. Are they interested in the opportunities an individual UX/UI can supply? What are your clients’ priorities and what represents the good design for them? If you do not currently have the team that can adapt to these new changes in layout, make certain that your next hires can enable you to be on the outer edge of app design.
I’m personally excited to see exactly what 5G has in store for changing the way we design apps. I believe there’ll be a lot of exciting progress. Designers will have greater flexibility and time to create designs that are impactful. Apps will eventually have the space to become artier (yet still pragmatic in their design), and 2020 is going to be the first year we see this occurring in earnest.