Trending IX

Trending IX

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  • Martyna, Pluczyk UI Designer, designaffairs

Janathan Ive said: “It‘s very easy to be different, but very difficult to be better”.

Each one of us is different. You create your design world based on your own or client’s beliefs. During each new project path we try to remember what really matters in a given project and who we want to reach out to.

Often, in search of a unique medium, we are looking for trends that are just about to give us opportunity to design something totally different, fresh or simply save us from the creative void. Being trendy is a search, a trial and correction that that every designer might know from the daily design adventures. Experimenting, breaking the rules and testing new styles or visual tools is probably something that designers like and are looking for the most – that’s why, in this article you will find our 3 IX must-have 2020, curated by visual designer Martyna Pluczyk.

Neumorphic Style – Bye Bye Flat Design

After a long period of flat design, it is time for a small revolt which may come as a shock to some of you! But believe me, it’s worth it because it’s a real UI hit this year. A balanced game between soft shadows and light that gives the interface a 3D effect. The balance between the effects creates a subtle and integrated design. In a word the design is so friendly looking that you just want to explore by using.

Mobile App Screen with Neumorphic Design Style
Mobile App Screen with Neumorphic Design Style

Asymetric Layout

I have always been told that a well thought layout is an essential element of effective communication. It is a well designed hierarchy of elements such as illustration, typography or even colour. You probably know from your own experience the prim to the millimeters compositions, where everything has right place and there’s no way to deviate from the imposed composition, the hand and eye are tempted to go a little bit crazy. After years of boring and pioneering symmetry, it is time for asymmetries! This year the acceptance for a bit chaos, for well-done breaking the rules will grow.

Example of asymmetric layout in article
Example of asymmetric layout in article

It is time for the receiver to devote some individual attention to each of the elements and to build an unforgettable experience and feel while exploring the design.

Variable fonts

Flexible customization of font properties
Flexible customization of font properties

Searching for the right typography for a project can be very time-consuming. Typographical classics and their variations have an honor that we respect as much as possible, but what if you just move the slider and have control over the thickness, weight or tilt of the font? “Variable fonts” is an OpenType font format that includes a new technology called “OpenType Font Variations This technology is ready-to-use in common products from Apple, Microsoft, Google and Adobe and a lot of well-known fonts are available with this feature, e.g. Bahnschrift, Minion, Myriad, Avenir, FF Meta, Univers Next and many more. This is an exciting new chapter in typography, which will help to increase the dose of creativity, flexibility and centricity in projects.

See more about our 2020 IX Trends Poster.

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