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15 Mobile App Design & UX/UI Trends 2015

By Anshi @anshi_sharma, On Sep 17, 2023 Blog Posts 2.34K Views

The mobile app design & UX/UI have gone through various evolutions. Every year has taught us new things about the best features that should be implemented in the application and interface design. In the same way, the year 2014 has given lots of ideas that will set up trends in Mobile app design and UX/UI in 2015 and most of the designers & developers are not aware of these trending tactics. Therefore, this blog showcases some of the major trends in mobile app design & UX/UI that can help programmers to code the best app and generate the best revenue.

Let’s have a glance over major trends in application design & UX/ UI in 2015.

1. Flat Interface Design

Designers should implement “Flat” design, as it gives a clean and simple structure to the interface. Moreover, it will also optimize the user experience because the users can easily access the features that they require.

Flat Design Interface

2. Design To Grab Attention At A First Sight

Remember that do not waste application searcher’s time. Your application’s design should be powerful enough to impress the audience at a first sight. The audience should easily understand what your mobile application can do and know how to use it effectively.

3. Design Layered Interface

Besides implementing the clean design, it will be good to deploy the layered interface. This will give 3D like experience to the smartphones users and also make the user experience awesome. For implementing the multilayer interface, you should use active widgets at the front and the nonactive at the back.

Layered App Design

4. Integrate Social Media

Today, social media, like Google+, Twitter and Facebook have got millions of users. By integrating these social networking websites in the mobile apps, you can enhance the functionality of your mobile app. With the social media, the users can give a challenge to their friends or other people who are in their networks. Moreover, it will also ease the way for marketing because the users can directly “Like”, “Share” and give “+1” to your app.

5. Add Social Media Login Feature

Most of the mobile web applications come with complex and time-consuming log in form that frustrates the users. Therefore, while downloading the mobile application, most of the users change their mind & uninstall the app. The best solution to this is, integrate social media login facility. As millions of people have their account on social media websites, they only need to use their social media login data to access the mobile application.

Social Login Page

6. Divide Elements/Widget With Space

To make the content cleaner and simpler, it will be better not to include lines for separating the elements or widgets in the contents. The spacing makes the content understandable for the users and they can easily use the app.

7. Implement Simple Color Schemes

Deploy the simple color schemes in the application design. The simplicity in interface color makes the apps more interactive because it optimizes the “Flat” design, owing to this, users can easily access the features and use the particular function.

App Color Palette

8. Deploy Targeted Gestures For Different Audience

While designing an application, it is imperative that you create the design according to the audience. Try to implement the gesture features in the application, this will enable the users to access the mobile app in a smarter way.

9. Code Thumb-Focused Interaction In App

Nowadays, most of the people like to use & hold the mobile phone by one hand and prefer thumb to interact with the app. Therefore, you should code your app in such a way so that it possesses simple gesture that means thumb-oriented gesture and multiple fingers gesture (when not required). This thing will surely improve the usage of your application.

10. Design Icon With Fill & Stroke

Use Fill and Stroke technique to create an icon for your app as this makes it easy for the users to identify the active and inactive section of the application. Hence, the user experience will also be improved.

11. Embed Blur Effects In Interface

Implementing the blur effects in the layered interface gives a clean, awesome and simple look to the application. This is one of the best ways to enhance the user experience because here the user can easily recognize which elements of the application are working.

App with Blur Effects In Interface

12. Integrate Swipe Gesture Feature

The swipe gesture in application reduces the number of steps in executing the mobile application. With swipe gesture, the user can navigate to different menus, run call to actions and trigger different actions, such as share, like or delete. It will also make gesture easy and the smartphone users can access the features of your application at a faster speed.

13. Considerate About Users Privacy

You should implement the standard security model in the application. Most of the developers integrate the features that can access the media files, contact information and other data of the smartphones. That gives birth to the tension in the mind of smartphones users. Therefore, you should mention that why are you using that information, so that users can easily trust. Besides this, you should also implement the option of not being traced.

14. Code Effective Animation

The animation feature can improve the user experience. But, it should be kept in mind that you code the animation in such a way that it does not affect the loading time of the application. Do not add lots of unimportant elements in the application as this will affect the application performance badly.

15. In Apps Events/ Seasonal Features

Integrate the push notification features in your application, so that the users can easily update their applications without facing any hassle of downloading and installing. This will also help you promote the offer in different festive seasons.

Use all these tips while designing & developing the mobile application. These things are helpful to you in the development of mobile app effectively. Do you have any confusion regarding this blog or want to share view regarding application designing. Please write to us by using the comment section given below.

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Anshi Sharma is a mobile application developer, who has done lots of creative works in the field of application designing and development. She has been associated with AppsChopper and has written multifold blogs and articles that present strategic designing, development and marketing tips for application.