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6 Leading UI/UX Design Trends For 2022

July 16, 2022

In terms of user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design, 2021 had promise. In fact, according to 99Firms, 85% of adults prefer mobile sites to desktop versions. It should come as no surprise that UI and UX are in high demand even as 2022 approaches.

Many trends emerged solely in 2021 as a result of these technical developments. Will UI and UX show any promise in 2022 given that 2021 is over?

The response is YES!

As we approach 2022, there are still more UI and UX design trends, from beautiful site designs to making technology and customers' lives easier.

As you can see, particularly from the picture above, UI requires UX to be the solid base. UX needs UI to make it appear good, and vice versa. In essence, UX is the framework for a website or app, whereas UI is the interactive portion of those same websites or apps.

1. Prominent UI/UX trends

Now that you are aware of the significance of UI and UX design in today's technologically advanced world, it is time to explore the trends that could emerge in 2022. While numerous trends will emerge in the coming year, there are still some to be aware of today.

Here are 10 of the most notable trends to date:

First, in 's era, people want to be ability to customize the appearance and feel of their technology. Personalization is essential in today's society, from having favourite wallpapers on cellphones to having a favourite playlist on streaming services like Netflix to keeping things organised on computers.

As a result, businesses have already begun gathering consumer data to understand what their clients are interested in these days. This enables them to remain current with trends, consumer behaviour, etc. Artificial intelligence (AI) is used to simplify this process.

Web and app designers can consider enhancing the UI and UX once AI solutions have analysed user attitudes and behaviour. Customers will have access to their personalised playlist or layout thanks to UX design, and UI helps the customisation "look wonderful" while facilitating easy user interaction.


People today demand quick and simple solutions. In other words, people would utilise something like an app that offers rapid service, where they place an order from a smartphone and then pick it up from the store, if they needed, say, a cup of coffee right away. Because, for instance, restaurant apps have already been launched to better serve the busy crowd of customers who want to have a meal, snack, or pick-me-up without having to physically stand in line to place their orders, this is undoubtedly an ongoing trend that will continue beyond 2023.

Users today don't like having to scroll up or down on a website or app. They most likely don't have the time to scroll or read a lot of content. In order to make the content more appealing, employ scrollytelling rather than forcing people to scroll.

By incorporating images, scrollytelling aims to increase the reader's interest in both the text and the images. The "storytelling" will be done through the captivating language and images. Additionally, the text and graphics will reveal something as the reader scrolls up or down thanks to slick animations, GIFs, etc. This encourages them to scroll on to find the conclusion—or the "surprise." Therefore, the UI and UX design may revolutionise the scrolling experience by making it engaging and interactive rather than boring the reader with a tonne of information.

Into what category does UI and UX design fit?

By making them dynamic and interesting for the user, UI makes the text and pictures... well, attractive. Contrarily, UX enables the text and graphics to function correctly as the user scrolls up or down the screen. In essence, UI and UX increase consumers' interest in scrolling.

4. Mobile-Friendliness
Last year, you probably heard a lot about this. "Mobile-friendly," "mobile-unfriendly," and similar terms... However, in 2022, mobile friendliness will continue to be crucial.

Unbelievably, there are 5.31 billion distinct mobile users globally, and that number is projected to increase at a rate of 1.8%. On mobile devices, users of mobility do the following:

installing apps
Streaming (music, video, etc.)
watching and sharing on social media Utilizing ordering apps
Using the map/GPS functionality when online
Instant messaging or texting
voice or video calls, etc.

Websites and apps must be mobile-friendly, especially given that an increasing number of consumers use mobile devices (and counting). You risk losing customers and clients if you continue to build websites that are only functional and appealing to the eye on desktop computers.

Fortunately, UI and UX design can assist you in developing a distinctive mobile experience for your website. The features required for the website to function on mobile are handled by UI. The site can either have a mobile-friendly version of itself thanks to UX, or even better, it can turn into an app. Making your website mobile-friendly in this manner.

5.More Data, Please!

Technology is reliant on data to function. Consumers demand immediate information. In order to better serve their consumer base, businesses strive to understand them better. Data is a must for both sides. Data is no longer just used by data experts.

In 2022, UI and UX will advance further by facilitating universal access to data.

One illustration includes an app that enables users to monitor their energy levels, heart rate, and other data. Mobile devices, especially wearables like the Apple Watch, can be found with such apps. These applications can enhance the user's personal data, which demonstrates their progress or points to be considered.

Another illustration is a website and app that let businesses monitor consumer data such as sales, preferences, cart abandonment rates, etc. With the use of this information, businesses may learn how to enhance their marketing plans and better serve customers.

These illustrations illustrate data visualisation in action. Making data more visually appealing and thus able to tell a story is known as data visualisation. The images are effective in conveying the information that the user is most interested in, rather than drowning them with numbers and words.

6.AR And VR

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have become popular in the gaming sector in recent years. Currently, AR and VR have penetrated a number of businesses, and this trend shows no signs of slowing down.

As an illustration, the healthcare sector has previously used AR and VR for job training and simulations. Before entering the operating room for real, aspiring surgeons can practise on a patient. With an interactive diagnosis presentation, doctors can better inform their patients.

Another illustration comes from the field of education. Schools are constantly looking for new and improved ways to educate their pupils. With the help of AR and VR, lecturers can use 3D models and other images to make lessons more engaging for students. Students can also gain from this technology by incorporating models and graphics into their group projects, collaborations, and other academic activities.

In any event, consider AR and VR to be a "sandbox" or "playground" for everyone. For all creative individuals, medical personnel, different professionals, geeks, marketers, etc. Everyone will have access to AR and VR in 2022, regardless of their identity!


There you have it, then!

As this thorough study has shown, the year 2022 seems to be highly promising for the continued success of UI and UX designs. There's no disputing that UI and UX will advance with further trends given the patterns mentioned above. With upcoming technology developments, UI and UX will be enhanced and used in goods, services, etc.

With the help of these 6 trends, the UI and UX design industry will continue to grow in 2022 and for m