Top User Experience Trends For 2022

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The significance of user experience design cannot be underestimated, given the world’s 1.8 billion online websites and the rising use of immersive experiences such as augmented and virtual reality features, it is fascinating to observe how UX design trends will evolve next year. Designers must focus on both analytical and creative thinking, and the UX design must always be relevant and helpful to the users.

Below are some of the biggest, and impactful rising trends in user experience that we can expect to see in 2022.

1.

Inclusive design

The inclusive design embraces accessibility, ensuring that users are not excluded especially for those with special needs, disabilities, or impairments. It also acknowledges and considers a wide range of human factors such as race, sociocultural background, gender, age, language, disabilities, etc. in the design process.

It is important for users not to feel excluded or denied access therefore more efforts will be invested In 2022 to improve experiences for users of any identity, background, or experience. An example of the inclusive design would be accessibility widgets on websites or custom responses to gender-related questions in typical data collection in an app or website.

2.

Metaverse

Loosely defined as an extensive online world where people interact via digital avatars. Neal Stephenson famously coined the term “metaverse” in his 1992 novel Snow Crash, where it referred to a 3D virtual world inhabited by avatars of real people.
There is a huge amount of excitement about the metaverse among wealthy investors and big tech firms, and no one wants to be left behind if it turns out to be the future of the internet.

Companies like Meta formerly Facebook have invested heavily in virtual reality through its Oculus headsets also millions of dollars to help “build the metaverse responsibly”

Meanwhile, Unity, a 3D development platform, is investing in “digital twins” – digital copies of the real world – and the graphics company Nvidia is building its “Omniverse”, which it describes as a platform for connecting 3D virtual worlds.

Unlike current Virtual Reality {VR}, which is mostly used for gaming, this virtual world could be used for practically anything – work, play, concerts, cinema trips – or just hanging out.

3.

UX Voice search:

The use of voice recognition technology allows users to perform searches by simply speaking into a device.

Voice search is one of the prominent trends coming to the forefront. The reason is obvious – users love the convenience of searching by saying the search terms rather than typing them. Additionally, voice search statistics show that this trend is increasing year over year and now nearly half of all searches are voice-activated.

the younger generation is leading the adoption of voice search, which could have a ripple effect on older generations, encouraging understanding and usage, business targeting the demographic between the ages of 18-40 can’t afford to ignore voice search.

Voice UX – or voice user experience – is growing in use every day.

  • 27% of the global population uses voice for web searches
  • 11 million people regularly use voice assistants
  • 50% of almost all searches use voice

It’s important to think about both kinds of voice interactions – voice coming from the user to engage with the interface and voice coming from the interface for the user to listen to. Remember both parts of the “conversation” when thinking about voice UX.

4.

Unique microinteraction:

Is a moment of animated interaction between a user and a website.

you’ve come across microinteractions in every site or app! A great example is Facebook. Every ‘like’ or ‘share’ is a micro-interaction. They are small yet very important, as the whole feature wouldn’t be full without them.

What are the benefits of having or adding microinteractions?

  • Creating a positive emotional effect on the user due to smoother UI interactions.
  • Providing immediate feedback to the user based on actions they’ve taken.
  • Guiding the user through an app in a more fluid, intuitive way.

Microinteractions are a key part of improving the user experience, and there are many resources available to learn more about them.

5.

Optimization for more screen sizes and pixels:

Currently, about 60% of all monitors are set at 1024×768 pixels. In comparison, only about 17% use 800×600 so it’s less important to aim at perfection for these small-display users.

The three main criteria for optimizing a page layout for a certain screen size are:

  • Web Page Initial visibility: Is all key information visible above the fold so users can see it without scrolling? This is a tradeoff between how many items are shown vs. how much detail is displayed for each item.
  • Web Page Readability: How easy is it to read the text in various columns, given their allocated width?
  • Web Page Aesthetics: How good does your page look when the elements are at the proper size and location for this screen size? Do all the elements line up correctly — that is, are captions immediately next to the photos, etc.?

In today’s world, a lot of people are using handheld devices (tablets and smartphones) to browse the web and responsive website design (RWD) has emerged as a very likely solution (it is still debated by aficionados) to screen size challenges.

This method moves away from using fixed-width websites, instead, it uses Media Queries in CSS style sheets to create a website that responds in size to the different viewports of handheld devices and smaller screens that people use. So whatever device a person may be using to view your website you can give them the fullest experience possible

Conclusion:

To summarize all that has been discussed above, as you can see, the user experience is, always was, and will be an essential part of the successful positioning of a product among the target audience. 

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