Standing-out with the UI/UX design in the era of Artificial intelligence and Augmented Reality is no joke!

The mobile app universe is constantly facing drastic changes just like everything. Consumers’ needs and behaviors have changed as they are more demanding than ever. It only takes few minutes or sometimes few seconds that you decide whether to use the app or not. You wish to see something incredible in the mobile applications. Trends are more focused on the user-experience, besides the purpose of app. Since, it takes no time for you to quit using the app or just delete it from your smartphone.

UI/UX design has an important part in keeping your attention intact. Eye-catching, yet simpler user interface is quite tricky for impatient people. The mobile industry has to come up with innovative ideas in design to stay on the track, while continuously improving the existing ideas and old ways. The successful UI/UX design is the one that integrates the latest trends in the mobile app development with more creativity each day.

The basics of UI/UX design objectives for you is to make the app easy-to-use, create trust, and improve your mood. Several studies have shown the impact of colors. Thus, user engagement is achieved by the design that makes them feel in harmony with app and uplifts their mood. There is a plus-factor attached to UI/UX design, looking at the app subconsciously gives you the sense of product or service to be good. You can perceive the product/services is up to your standards by just using it for a while. Businesses are taking advantage of this idea and creating apps that are not only user friendly but connects you with their brand. Well-thought-out UI/UX designs are mostly encouraged as they save your time and make it easier to use the app.

Based on the above features, let’s analyze factors encompassing the superior mobile app designs.


1. Colors

The colors have significant impact on your actions, emotions and draws your attention. It can be observed in the most top rated apps like Instagram that colors affect your mood. So, the new app UI/UX designs have transformed from a dull to multicolor tones, which has changed the overall look of the app. In Canada, this is an era of vibrant colors to express energy and warmth. Experimenting with the new colors for eye-catching, unique, and powerful ideas must be used wisely.

2. Simplification and Minimalism

UI/UX designs’ foremost objective is to keep the user experience much easier by avoiding such elements that may create confusion. This is known to be simplified or minimalistic design. Reducing the number of design elements is a common trend which will continue in the coming years. The same is applicable for the colors used in the mobile apps. Having a look at designs of the top most brands you will observe the use of one color and its shades. This gives a simpler look!

3. Material Design

Since 2014, material designs are still popular for dark and light backgrounds, as well as appears to be the most flexible solution. To hold your attention it uses the effects of transition, animation, and transition. There is a great margin for innovation and creativity in the material design which makes it easier to add features for more diversified options in functionality and color hierarchy.

4. Full-Screen Experiences

The top rated brand applications are integrating the frameless designs to make the effective use of display screen. Since, with more screen space you want to rejoice the full-screen experience. Pixelation is no more an option. Apps are quality-driven to create bigger impact on your expectations as a user.

Apple’s UI design for IPhone X was a huge discussion in the mobile app market for its borderless display. It has influenced the other brands to adopt the similar approach. Boosting the storytelling, Apple has transformed the flat design experience in the mobile apps. Today, it’s no wonder to see UI design that covers the device from edge to edge.


5. In-App Gesticulation

Gradual improvements in the digital world has enabled you to tap, press, pinch, drag, spread, and double tap on a sensory smartphone. These feature give you more interactive and friendly feel when integrated efficiently in the mobile app. You enjoy the experiences that feel real and make the interaction faster. Besides, it is so very exciting when you catch up with an app that features a new gesture.

6. Emoticons

In the subsequent years, developers have greatly emphasized on the emotional intelligence that will continue in 2019. UI/UX design seeks to make your experience more engaging and delightful. The future is not just about animation after an action is completed. It’s natural for you to express when communicating. The smartphone apps are understanding your need to express via mobile devices. A broader spectrum of integrating technologies in mobile apps are available; such as face recognition. Animated emoji is an example of advanced and emotionally intelligent technologies that can catch your facial expressions. Canada’s app development market is also seeking to employ these interactive features to its UI/UX designs.

7. Animations

Foremost, animation in functionality context has a deep and lasting impact on the users and takes them through a journey of enjoyable experiences. Various animations and interactions can create animated scenes when combining all features; buttons, icons, fonts, and photos. When incorporating with functional animation this tendency continues to let you immerse in the mobile app, by providing the logical context.

8. Videos

Foreseeing the extensive use of videos in mobile apps, the developers ensure that the video content is adaptable to the mobile devices. Not only for entertainment purposes, videos used in communication for business purposes has reached the next with the organizational departments expanded across the globe. This creates further need for quality-driven and streamline communication via video calling apps. By 2019, you are going to see more of live video streaming and video-based content apps for businesses to achieve critical information in a timely manner.


9. Sounds

As you know sounds add pleasure and enjoyment to your experience. Latest elements of sound in the app design are taking the user experience to a whole new level.

10. Cards

As an organizers, cards are important for smartphone users, especially for the busy-bees and tech-savyy users. They are convenient to keep text, videos, links or other specified objects in one place. They are properly optimized for taps, which makes them handy. On screen cards have an aesthetic look and display large amounts of content at a time.

11. Big typography

It is a new trend nowadays that Canadian designers are experimenting typography that combines colors, images, layouts, videos, and animations creating an exceptional user experience. Depending on the devices and apps, designers in 2019 will be using creative ideas in typography from white space backgrounds to hierarchical content allocations. A large number of top rated reading apps are making the good use of typography by setting the right tone and adequately using the white spaces.

12. Personalization

The current era is the era of personalized information. You just want to know about the most important facts. Most popular personalized apps include the calorie counters, step counters, job portals, etc. The push notifications keep you in touch with the latest updates, whether it is domestic use or business need, you seek the newest information in hand. The commercial and business sectors have already realized the benefits of these functions. However, combining the functionality with the best user experience is a facilitation that is always appreciated.

As we see Starbucks has already adapted these functions while giving special offers too. Apps that are based on location tracking may provide the information relevant to your place, where the plus is that users are also able to change the layout according to their preferences. This is the beginning!

Personalization will take the next level in the coming years by letting you have control over the various features of the apps. Since, it is considered that we all are different, the app designs should be integrated to respect the needs of all. Most mobile apps that allow personalization can help you with color schemes, different typography, voice guidelines, and menu navigation. The main objective of these apps is to make your experience easier and more enjoyable.

A well-integrated design ensures personalization, while incorporating the functional aspects of the application and maintaining its simplicity. Thus, it is considered that personalization is offered to an extent that it doesn’t confuse the user or make it further difficult for them to use the app.


13. Biometrical Authorization

In App design industry Biometrical Authorization has become an important feature. Smartphone users are more adventurous than ever. Using your security gadgets, whether be voice verification, Touch ID or Face ID, you can pretend to be a spy. The high level of security adheres to protect your personal data has already surpassed the conventional methods of login authentication. Fasted and most secured verification is available that save nerves. Face ID is the most popular and convenient way for protection in 2019 that will continue with further modifications in future. It is no wonder that such a measure saves your time and boost the end-to-end security.

14. Cashless Payments

Most of the brands are integrating the mobile apps that use cashless payment methods because the users are likely to purchase or spend on the go. It is a whole new standard to buy and sale via apps for random to specific purposes. In Canada, developers are considering it as a default feature for most mobile apps.

15. Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality AR is the latest and most promising technologies that will lead the trends of UI/UX design in Canada. This technology has transformed the way we use mobile devices, introducing a completely new sphere. In 2019, augmented reality is expected to completely change the mobile app industry, giving it a new lens to view the virtual world.

Initially, it was a complicated task to create the AR app; however, now with the frameworks released by Google (ARCore) and Apple (ARKit), it is much faster and easier to build AR apps.

Pokemon Go is a marvel of this technology. It has challenged the mobile app design industry to think beyond its existing limits. Amused by the novelty of this app used in the entertainment context is just the obvious use of augmented reality. The new challenge is for the developers to make the best use of this technology in other sectors.

For instance, integration of AR into messaging apps can result in better and more engaging experience for users.

There’s more to AR apart from gaming apps, AR can be problem solving in real-life. Another main factor about AR is that it can be easily integrated into real life scenarios. It literally questions; how do you like it? One of the simplest real-life example to express the advances of AR for its implementation in design industry is the use of traditional tape for objects measurement. Would it be still okay to use the traditional technology in presence of AR?



As the modern trends arrive existing trends either transform into something better or disappear completely. UX/UI design industry has experienced big shifts in the few years and still longing to face the challenges ahead. With the new trends added, new opportunities have also arrived. UX/UI designers in Canada have no less challenges than the counterparts. Competition is excessive and users expect different! Although, the new trends have already influence the everyday lives of Canadian, with just Apps. There is much more to be explored!

So, if you need to design mobile app for your business or upgrade an existing app to superior UX/UI design, it’s a peek time to give it a go! With the above features integrated you can stand out in 2019!

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