UX/UI Design trends 2022- Meta, AR/VR Design

UX/UI Design trends 2022- Meta, AR/VR Design

It’s we’re still stuck indoors, we’re still having to do a lot of things we don’t want to do.

But I am super excited for 2022-23 because of the amazing new design trends that see throughout the year.

I’ve curated a wonderful list of the most anticipated design trends. So without further ado, let’s just get right into it.

UX/UI Design Trends 2022

1- VR and AR technology

Now, the first and the most exciting one of these is going to be metabolic. 

We’re talking VR and AR technology is being used for absolutely insane activities and simple things that we did in the real world. 

We’re going to shift to the virtual world. Now, I’m pretty sure you’ve seen many ads, videos, and pictures going around of meta concepts of how people will interact in the metaverse or the virtual world.

That means there’s going to be a huge demand for UI and UX designers in the VR and AR space, not only by meta but also by a lot of other companies investing a lot of money. 

That would mean designers understanding how AR and VR spaces work, creating digital assets for those environments, and then implementing it or helping developers implement it. 

Now, I’ve seen a bunch of Sigma files that people have started to create. 

There is one particular file, I’ll give a link in the description which allows you to create VR environment-specific UI for different platforms, especially for the Microsoft mixed reality platform.

It will be crazy to see virtual meetings like Mark Zuckerberg showcased on stage and how it’s going to transform in the year 2022 because this is the year of the metaworth

2- Holographic Retro 

Holographic elements and a holographic retro mix style. Now, this is coming with. Of course, the whole NFT space or the whole meta workspace. 

The whole trend of the future is now here. So creating a futuristic-looking UI design with a lot of neon elements, background elements, or button styles that fit the whole aesthetic of NFPs. 

The whole aesthetic of cryptocurrency, the whole aspect of the meta worst, it’s come forward and transformed the way we design.

That will right now only fit with this whole concept of futuristic elements, or the whole concept of NFT. But I’m super excited to see more examples like these.

3- Storytelling

Storytelling through Websites now we’ve seen storytelling in a way on a lot of websites, like Apple’s website for iPhone or Samsung’s website for its latest phones. 

They try to tell a story of that device or of that product through interesting animation text appearing things going from one point of the screen to the other, almost creating a story-like experience.

Storytelling through Websites now we’ve seen storytelling in a way on a lot of websites, like Apple’s website for iPhone or Samsung’s website for its latest phones. 

They try to tell a story of that device or of that product through interesting animation text appearing things going from one point of the screen to the other, almost creating a story-like experience. 

I also really like storytelling being done on Zara’s website. For an example of how stories telling can mix with a nice website design. 

You can see how on Zettle’s website things keep moving, and it kind of merges into different elements. It tells you a story of the product, and it interestingly showcases each feature. 

In a way, storytelling elements and storytelling methodologies are implemented into website designs. 

I can’t say too much about applications, but websites see a lot of storytelling elements being incorporated. 

If you look at gaming websites, you’ll see a lot of storytelling elements of the game story or anticipation being created for the game through a storytelling-like website. 

I like this concept, and it picks up big time this year. Now I’m sure everyone knows the parallax effect.

4- Storytelling parallel

Now storytelling is the huge element that is going to replace Parallax Scroll. Parallax scroll to be incorporated with storytelling, and that is how Parallax Effect used in the future. Unique or almost crazy type of experience.

5- Crazy Typography

I mean crazy usage of typography on a website. Many designers have showcased the style elements or text floating around on the screen. 

You can either interact with the text or the text interacts with you. It likes the modern aesthetic of the typography being used with Serif fonts for display fonts. 

Serf is going to make a comeback. Of course, these stylized elements do come with a cost the price. 

Not every website can have this, especially if it’s a data-intensive website. Akashlanke has created a website, the Uber app concept for a website.

Extra large typography is also making a comeback on two websites and applications.

6- 3D Glassmorphism

Glass Morphism in 2021, but now it looks much cleaner. It’s almost like material design and material design. 

Two points that kind of difference. Because not only is the Glass effect more refined than 3D tools. Instead of the classic examples of Figma or XT, 3D tools like Spline Tool are making a big splash in the design world. 

You can now get a realistic glass effect for your UI design. Now, apart from that, a lot of gradients are used alongside glass morphism. 

So you’ll see gradient backgrounds or even the glass having a certain colored gradient which looks creative and adds a lot of zest to the already existing trend that we have, which is glass. 

7- Data visualization

Data visualization is the next thing. Now, we’ve seen a lot of applications bringing a lot of unique data to users in 2021, including a lot of analytics, a lot of financial applications making a big splash, et cetera. 

What do these financial applications all have in common? 

Graphs and information, data, numbers, et cetera. So if we need all that, we would need good data visualization. 

So a unique way of representing a graph, a unique way of representing data or numbers on a screen is the next big trend. 

Long press to expand a graph or a graph kind of flows along with your movement on the screen or how much you’re scrolling, et cetera. 

It’s combined with interaction design to form this lovely marriage of data with design. So yes, a lot of personal projects are going to showcase financial applications.

8- Claymoorfic design

So Claymoorfic design is kind of the new morphic. Unfortunately, we haven’t seen a lot of examples. 

Michael from Hyper Academy kind of showcases a lot of Claimophism and has a tutorial on Claim autism. 

It brings aspects of a more physical-looking button, makes the user think less, brings a lot of aspects of the physical environment, and merges it with the whole Pneumorphic style. It’s almost as if Pneumorphism and Schemorphism had a baby. 

9- 3D

Out of all these trends, how can we forget the three D’s? 

Three D this year is going to be a trend for a very different reason. 

Not because it looks good or adds character, or it kind of complements other 3D elements or geomorphic elements, et cetera. But 3D is make a huge impact because of the accessibility to 3D tools.

How 3D is going to work with websites and designs? 

Now, if we look at a tool like Split, it’s not only giving access to people to just run a CD software in the web browser, but also makes it easier for people to design CD elements. 

You can pick up a template or pick a premade design and create your version of it. 

The tool is so easy to use. And not only that, we’re going to see a bunch of other tools like Spline tool comes this year. So it’s going to open a whole new world of 3D design.

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