Top 5 “UX trends for 2018” -articles

User experience (UX) trends and predictions for the next year are fun to read. It’s nice to see what trends to keep an eye on as a UX Designer. But hands up who has the time to read ALL those interesting articles? And if you only have time to few, which ones to read? Well here’s an overview of the most interesting “UX trends for 2018” -articles that I could find. I hope it helps you to quickly see which ones you think are the worthiest of your time.

 

1) “The state for UX in 2018” by uxdesign.cc

They write about:

  1. The death and rebirth of UX
  2. Designing for the age of immediacy
  3. Lack of diversity affects business
  4. Every interface is a story
  5. Redesigning the design process
  6. A new generation of collaboration tools
  7. Branding beyond the pixels
  8. Every designer is an influencer

Read the full article: https://trends.uxdesign.cc/

 

2) “10 UX predictions for 2018” by Adobe

They write about:

  1. Content-Focused Experiences
  2. Time Saving Design
  3. Smarter Personalization
  4. Omnichannel UX
  5. Humanizing Digital Experience
  6. Voice User Interfaces
  7. Biometric Authentication
  8. Augmented Reality
  9. One More Step Closer To Virtual Reality
  10. Broader Role of UX Designer

Read the full article: https://theblog.adobe.com/10-ux-design-predictions-for-2018/

 

3) “The State of UX for 2018” by UX Planet

They write about:

  1. Simpler Navigation
  2. Decluttering and Improving Comprehension
  3. Using Animation for Different Purposes
  4. The Dominance of Videos
  5. Emotionally Intelligent Design
  6. Content Is Even More Important Than Ever
  7. Wearables as Replacement for Mobile Phones
  8. Simpler Authentication
  9. More Personalization
  10. The Rise Of Cashless Payments
  11. Augmented Reality Is a New Big Thing
  12. VR Is Still a Fad

Read the full article: https://uxplanet.org/the-state-of-ux-for-2018-4b2ea908c837
 

4) “Here’s Where UX Is Going In 2018: Top 7 Design Trends” by Prototypr

They write about:

  1. Content-Centered Experiences
  2. Smarter Personalized User Experiences
  3. Time-Saving Design Features
  4. Voice-Activated Interfaces
  5. Augmented Reality
  6. Biometric Authentications
  7. Getting Rid of Common Annoyances

Read the full article: https://blog.prototypr.io/heres-where-ux-is-going-in-2018-top-7-design-trends-d0cb73e51b45

 

5) “5 Top UX Design Trends For 2018” by Mockplus

They write about:

  1. A Greater Influence of Content on UX Design
  2. Voice User Interfaces will Keep Rising
  3. Taking Personalization to the Next Level
  4. Augmented Reality will Become a Must
  5. Seamless Omnichannel User Experience

Read the full article: https://www.mockplus.com/blog/post/ux-design-trends-for-2018

 

Plus a bonus!

As a bonus, here’s one more. My favourite one. An interactive article written with humour and highlighting that no-one can really predict the future. Even the future of UX industry.

“9 ½ Plausible and/or Absurd UX Industry Predictions for 2018” by uxdesign.cc

They write about:

1. Salaries will either increase or decrease, but likely not remain exactly the same
2. UXers will continue to struggle explaining UX to colleagues, family members
3. Innovative job titles/descriptions will rise exponentially
3½. Recruiters will emerge as designers’ biggest allies
4. The Rapture, but not like you thought
5. Designers still shouldn’t code, even more
6. Acquisitions for dayz
7. Diversity will continue to be the most ignored important topic in design and tech
8. Troubling products will proliferate, and we’ll all just get used to it
9. Designers still want a seat, unsure which table it should be at

Read the full article: https://uxdesign.cc/9-%C2%BD-plausible-and-or-absurd-ux-industry-predictions-for-2018-542897a6446a
 
Cartoon about getting UX trends from a crystal ball

 

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