When releasing updates on the current trends in software development, user experience (UX) designers should be prepared to implement them. For any budding designer or a skilled professional, they are always looking for the current designs on enhanced UX trends 2019.
For 2019, it is a valuable time to anticipate what lies ahead in UX development trends all-year long. What factors will influence the UX landscape this year and onward? There are several interesting trends and improved features that today’s UX designers should keep an eye on.
The vital role of UX writer
UX writers are mainly tasked to create compelling microcopy. They draft all text requirements that should be placed in the user interface. This involves a call to action (CTA) buttons and identifying errors in messages, along with creating fields and menu titles. It’s essential to understand that UX writers are not marketing copywriters. They play an integral role in the design team. They are tasked to conduct user research and build the brand’s voice. It should be noted that brands need to have an impact on delivering a memorable story. A microcopy has a vital part in the process.
Since the start of the year, major players such as Amazon, Google, and Facebook already hired UX writers in their design teams. Currently, many firms are willing to have their on UX writers in 2019.
#3 Voice technology. In the trends’ list, voice technology should never be missed out. In 2019, the smart speaker industry is forecast to be worth US$7 billion or 63% growth rate as compared to 2018. This translates that voice user interface design will stay as a hot topic in the UX field.
Although nearly 75% of individuals who have their own voice-activated speakers installed in their smart devices, research cited that many people use their Alexa and Google home devices for general functions like checking weather forecasts and playing their favorite music.
Room for improvement
For people who are aware that they own smart speakers, they are fully aware that there is still room for improvement in enhancing the user experience. As the voice tech industry strives to achieve its full potential, in the long run, this can create an impact on people’s lives. UX designers need to innovate further regarding improving voice design features.
In the succeeding years, expect many companies will be recruiting more skilled VUI designers, where they will integrate voice user interface design to their existing skillset. The introduction of voice provides an entirely new set of challenges such as ethics, privacy, and security, making these highly talked about issues in 2019.
#4 Device-agnostic experiences. For 2019, you have to go beyond thinking about mobile-first. The UX that will be prominent for 2019 involves the device-agnostic.
Regarding user experience, consumers these days seek freedom and flexibility. People want to shift easily from mobile phones to laptops and back and forth. Perhaps, this will include a voice interaction between the devices.