One of the most important things you need to keep in mind when it comes to the success of your mobile app is keeping things fresh and interesting for your users. It’s vital that you give your app an overhaul every year to ensure that you are staying up to date with current design trends. As you get ready to build your first app or redesign your current one to be more up to date lets take a few minutes to look at three of the top mobile app design trends of 2018.
More Diverse Color Palette
One of the most popular trends in mobile app design is to use a diverse color palette. In the past, we were told that the best color palette is one that is monotonic and is consistent with the color scheme of the rest of your marketing. Now the trend seems to be changing and exciting and diversified color palettes are the order of the day. If you are looking for inspiration, look to the popular color schemes and layouts of the late eighties to the mid-nineties. It seems true that everything old is new again.
Experiment With User Interaction
Again in the past, we were told that the best bet is to use a user interaction scheme that is consistent with the rest of your customer exposure experience. We were led to believe that this consistency would lead to more positive response from mobile app users who would see the consistency as a seamless transition from one platform to another. Now, however, we are seeing that this is not the case, in fact, the total opposite is true. Users want the experience of using your mobile app to be different and more interesting than the rest of your exposure experience. Try experimenting with different user interaction styles and then select one that is the best fit for your particular type of customer.
Material Design Over Flat Design
While this may sound like a complicated thing, it’s not. The difference between material design and felt the design is simply that material design makes it appear as if the imaging and graphics are made of real-world materials. To put it more simply, are they layered, do they have shadows under them, do they appear to have differences in light, texture, or coloring like real-world objects do. This is a very popular design trend and surprisingly, it’s one that can be easily implemented into your app to offer a virtual “3D” look and feel to the user experience.
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