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The Present State of UI/UX Design 

With the increase in the number of UI/UX designers every day and with the speed at which new software such as Sketch, Adobe XD, Figma, Protopie, Framer and Invision are being developed and launched into market, the design industry has become more sophisticated and more relevant than in the past 10 years. Even more interesting is how this has given birth to new careers like UX Researcher, Prototype Expert, UX Writer, Usability analyst and lots more.

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality has recently also emerged and through the boost of the UI/UX industry, and is taking the world into a new era of screen-less systems known as ‘’Hologram Technology’’

Holography is a photographic technique that records light scattered from an object and then presents it as a three-dimensional view. This, as you can probably tell, is way more sophisticated and advanced in technology than screens.

The Future Of UI/UX design 

With the recent development in the design industry, the future of UI/UX will be even more sophisticated and technology will blend more seamlessly into the UI/UX system.

As the world is becoming more comfortable with Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality(VR), Augmented Reality(AR), Voice and Internet of Things (IoT) based devices, the design industry will design less for graphics and more for practical and seamless usage, changing the way we approach UI/UX design.

Websites and mobile applications won’t be designed the way we design them now, an artificially intelligent algorithm might take over UI designs as we’ve seen in some applications like UIzard, Sketch to Code and other upcoming software.
While UX designers focus on the broader experience and its user journey, design challenges will be less about driving conversions and sales rate in an E-commerce app, and more about how to help shoppers have the best impression of a product from searching through checkout, (this is already happening). The current approach is more towards sales and easy money but in the future, this approach will become more user-centric especially in a world where reviews, ratings and word of mouth are keeping huge sectors like e-commerce, hospitality and entertainment alive.

“We will expect homes to respond to touch, voice and even by our mere presence in a room”

Our homes will become smarter with UI/UX used in a plethora of devices based on technologies such as AI and IoT.  Google Home, Amazon Alexa and Nest will continue to evolve as the time goes by and technology evolves. We will expect homes to respond to touch, voice and even by our mere presence in a room. And as Virtual Reality systems become smaller and more integrated into our bodies (think VR contact lenses, identification devices or nanobots), huge television sets and screens, in general, will disappear. Instead, the interface will be projected over our field of view and integrated with objects in real space, this is also known as Augmented Reality.

The future of UI/UX Design is exciting to say the least. We hope this begins to prepare you for what’s to come.


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