In order to stay relevant and competitive in the design industry, it’s important for designers to stay up-to-date with the latest design trends and techniques. By doing so, they can keep their skills sharp, offer fresh and innovative ideas, and continue to improve their design styles.

1. 3D

While 2D images and illustrations are still widely used in UI/UX design, 3D modeling is definitely on the rise. The recent announcement of Facebook’s Metaverse project has certainly generated a lot of buzz around 3D design. Metaverse aims to create a shared, virtual world where users can interact with each other through customizable avatars and explore digital environments.

By Tran Mau Tri Tam:

However, 3D design is not just limited to large-scale projects like Metaverse. Many UI/UX designers are incorporating 3D elements into their designs to add depth, texture, and interactivity. For example, 3D icons and animations can create a more engaging and dynamic user experience, while 3D product renders can help customers better visualize a product before making a purchase.

2. Bright Colours & Gradient

In an increasingly crowded digital landscape, using bright colors and gradients can help a brand or product stand out from competitors. In graphic design and digital media, gradients are often used to create a sense of depth, texture, and visual interest. Vibrant colors like yellow and orange which are associated with positive emotions like joy and happiness help to create a visually attractive user experience.

By Sajib Rahman:

Bright colors can be a great way to establish a unique brand identity, but it’s important to ensure that the color choices align with the brand’s values and personality. It may not be appropriate for all types of designs. Consider the purpose and the emotions you want to evoke in your users before deciding on a color scheme.

3. Minimalism

While 3D and bright colors are on the rise, “less is more” hasn’t gone out of style and it won’t be any time soon. The goal of minimalism is to eliminate anything unnecessary and focus on the essential elements that are most important to the user or the message being conveyed. This includes removing extraneous features or elements, simplifying the layout and typography, and using a neutral or limited color palette. The simpler and more understandable the interface is, the more pleasing it is for the users.

By Artem Kovalenko: 

It is important for a designer to follow current design trends, but ultimately, creating designs that are user-centered and meet the specific needs and expectations of your target audience is the most important. You can come up with great works that are both attractive and effective by focusing on usability and accessibility while making sure your design is not old-fashioned.