Looking back, 2015 was a big year for web and app design, and 2016 seems like it will be even bigger.
As part of their free design library with over 70 e-books, the collaborative prototyping app UXPin has released a series of their three most popular design trends e-books this year. These books, also released together in a downloadable bundle explain trends for UX, web, and mobile design, including best practices and over 300 examples from companies like Slack, Waze, and Spotify, plus the giants like Google and Facebook.
In six chapters over 163 pages, readers can discover:
Each chapter features links to free resources and tools, plus case studies from sites that apply the trend well, such as Vine, Virgin America, The Guardian, and many more.
Web Design Book of Trends 2015 & 2016 compacts the 10 most influential changes to web UI design over the last year into a single, 184-page guide.
The advice ranges from technical UI suggestions, such as a the ideal values for spacing between text, to broader recommendations like different creative strategies for photographs.
This e-book discusses:
The book discusses how the trends came to be, and where they’re headed in 2016 and beyond. Each chapter also ends with a list of 10 free resources and tools for that trend, which add up to 100 total curated resources.
Mobile browsing took over as the most popular form of browsing in 2014, so much of 2015 was spent adjusting to the regime-change. Mobile Design Book of Trends 2015 & 2016 covers six exclusively mobile trends with the same detailed analysis of the previous books, including the free resources and screenshots.
This 123-page guide also features lists of 10 resources at the end of each chapter, specific to that trend.
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The Definitive 2016 UX Design Trends Bundle
If you’re interested, you can also download all 3 books in one free bundle.
Over 350 pages of expert testimony explain everything you need to know about this last year of UX design to prepare you for next year, explained through samples from over 300 companies like Netflix, Dropbox, Tinder, Buzzfeed, Nike, BMW, Versace, Hulu and many more.
Download the ebook bundle.
It’s not always easy to separate fads from best practices, so these ebooks are useful as a quick visual reference. See what works for each site and company, then consider whether the same context applies to the product you’re designing or developing.
Remember that trends are just more tools in your designer toolbox. Only apply the trends that make the most sense for your users.