User Experience Design Fundamentals for 2019
User Experience design recently started to show up at the head of prominent design conversations in recent times. From product design to interactive design for Augmented Reality to inclusive design for landing pages, user experience plays a role that begins from the meeting between the product and the user and ends where the user is satisfied with the experience.
Like the name implies, user experience seeks to enhance the experience of a user of a product, or web page by improving on the user interface of that product or web page, etc. The bottom line resulting in consumer satisfaction, providing solution for the user and ensuring they are comfortable with the process of interacting with the product or the web page, or whatever it is User experience is being implemented in.
This year, a number of things would take front seat at the discussions involving user experience and these things are going to determine whether or not user experience iterations are going to be effective or not.
Here, we have curated a very short and minimal list of the fundamentals to consider when designing for user experience in 2019. These insights would help you prepare to implement strategies that would work in your UX designs in order to gain traction and satisfy your audience.
#1: Creating UX Designs for Foldable Display Smartphones
In 2019, more and more smartphones with foldable displays are going to be released into the market. Already, there have been teaser videos to this effect from major manufacturers and the prototypes tested so far show that this technology is now closer to reality than previously perceived.
Creating user experience design for these kinds of smartphone is a fundamental aspect to consider for your plans for 2019. Smartphones with foldable displays would take over the scene in due time and it is important for UX designers to start exploring this aspect before that time comes, in order for them to stay relevant and continue to serve the market effectively.
#2: Integrating Content Research and Strategy in User Experience Design
For the most part, user experience design fails because many designers do not carry out effective content research or strategy implementation in their user experience design. It is important to understand that user experience design is targeted at a wide variety of users from a vastly variegated background and with varying interests. To this effect, using a one size fits all content approach is only going to give you content that is dead on arrival.
Research and strategy when implementing content in User Experience design will go a long way in ensuring your design reaches every audience, in every way it is supposed to reach them.
#3: Create More and More Thumb Friendly Experience
Technology is making people grow more and more tired of stressing themselves over simple tasks. These days, reading news feed should be achieved with just the thumb. Minimal design should consider the possibility of using less and less energy to navigate. Where necessary, replace pinch to zoom with snap to fit and watch user experience increase positively.
As user experience design grows into a new dimension this year, more and more needs and developments are going to spring up. User experience designers need to adjust to these developments in order for them to implement new design and strategies that would function for the innovations.