2023 UI/UX Design Trends in Tech

Thursday, January 19, 2023

It feels like 2022 was just yesterday! Okay, maybe it was. While we’re still in the first part of the year, we’re sharing the top design trends that are coming to the forefront in 2023. These trends are becoming more visible in all niche tech industries for SaaS and mobile apps, including fintech, edtech, telehealth and more.

1. The Ai Art Explosion

With the rapid rise of Ai art including sites like Dall-e-2 and MidJourney, creating custom Ai art has become much more accessible, and it’s a very powerful tool for designers. In late 2022, Adobe launched its version of Ai art within Photoshop (you can watch a tutorial of how that works here), which has incredible customization powers. This doesn’t replace designers by any means, but it does help systemize a normally very tedious process of changing and swapping elements to create custom art. It also serves as a great way to gather inspiration for your own app!

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ooLcfLXGLA

2. Realistic 3D Art

The 2D illustration wave is out and 3D images are here to stay. We’ve seen 3D art become more prevalent in our apps and creating this type of art will continue to become easier. New websites launched in 2022  like Vectary created a more accessible way to actually create this art, and it is becoming more widely used. Previously you needed to have a specialty in creating 3D images to be able to create something realistic and knowledge in the Adobe programs like Adobe 3D or VR drawing programs like SculpturVR on the Oculus.

Source: https://dribbble.com/shots/18778335-Plant-Shop-Mobile-App-Design

3. Accessibility is The Standard

We’ve seen more pushes toward accessibility for all apps, but in 2023 it will become the standard to have an accessible app. Accessibility is now viewed as a need for everyday life rather than an outlier to design for the visual or hearing-impaired. I’m sure you can think of a time you were in a dark room looking at your screen and couldn’t make out the words, or a time you were in a crowded, noisy place without headphones and watched a video with captions. If your app isn’t accessible, it will surely fall behind as the new 2023 standard.

Source: https://coolors.co/contrast-checker/112a46-acc8e5

4. Bolder Color Choices

The latest sweep of the latest color trends was a neutral and minimalistic look. Now that everyone has that look, we’re all going in the polar opposite direction! Ever heard of maximalism? According to Wikipedia, maximalism in the arts is “a reaction against minimalism…an esthetic of excess and redundancy.” Maximalists use lots of bold colors, patterns, textures, layers, repetition, detailed intricacies, serif fonts, and luxury materials. You can find this trend in fashion, fine art, interior design, and more. And it’s making its way into UI/UX for software as well! Maximalism includes bold color choices and curated whimsical graphic elements in your designs. Think collages from the early 90s mixed with boho elements of the 2000s.

Source: https://dribbble.com/shots/20402022-Podcast-App-iOS-Android-mobile-application

We’re excited to see how these trends shape the future of UI/UX in 2023 and beyond!

Interested in chatting about UI/UX design? Contact us at info@irisdesigncollaborative.com.

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January 19, 2023




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