Mobile App Design Trends in 2016
The design of mobile applications has been a complete hit in 2015 and the situation will be no different in 2016 either. There are numerous options when it comes to colors and designs, which means that there will be no unsatisfied user when it comes to app design.
1) More Experimenting With Menus
More and more app designs begin with so-called “hidden menus”; more often we see websites where menus are no longer visible on top of the website. It is becoming more common to see menus that will open only when you press the selected button on the left or on the right side or when you click on one of the elements of a website.
2) Scroll or Not to Scroll
There are advantages to both ways, but trends in app design in 2016 are more inclined toward the last one. Long scrolling might seem more natural, but what if a user misses important content because he is sick of scrolling? This is why it is more possible that app design will be more in favor of less scrolling so that the user can see what he needs to right away, without the need to go downwards.
3) Flat Design Will Dominate in App Design in 2016
Flat design will be dominant in 2016 in app design. Google applying flat design was proof for everyone last year that this is the trend to follow. Flat design makes content more visible and readable.
4) Forms Across The Screen
App design in 2016 will use lots of full screen logins or contact forms. Instead of searching for the login box across the website or for the inquiry form, you will see more contact buttons that will open new window for the login or contact form.
When you have some incoming data, a card pops up with a notification, asking for action. If card proliferation is of a newer date, design isn’t the only innovation. Pinterest enabled dominant design technique, and mobile companies follow it. Cards are a popular choice for the app design because card-style design overcomes the gap between interaction and usability. Cards enable a consistent experience no matter the device. Sometimes cards aren’t visible in the app design, because they are of the same size, but they are still recognizable if you pay attention to techniques.