In 2020, when the epidemic swept the world, the pulse of the industry was forced to stagnate, and many design trends did not change much, and will continue into the new year and continue to dominate.
As we all know, the Neumorphism style imitates the extruded plastic material, and at the end of 2020, another new style has gained a lot of attention, consumer email list and the new style pays more attention to the use of the vertical space Z axis.
Its most typical features are:
Transparency (uses a frosted glass effect with a blurred background);
Objects float in space, expressing a sense of hierarchy through the contextual relationship;
Vibrant colors accentuate blurry transparency;
Subtle processing of the edges of translucent objects, with a delicate border to express the glass texture.
This combination of shadows, transparency, and blurred backgrounds gives the interface a texture between glass and plastic panels. Called consumer email list Glassmorphism by Michal Malewicz. It can be seen that in web design, the proper use of the "glass" effect will actually make the product look better, more attractive to users, and the interface will become richer, more three-dimensional, and more layered.
Similarly, the 3D frosted soft glass material is also a continuation of the style of Glassmorphism in my opinion. It gives a light and transparent visual experience and creates a futuristic scene, which is very suitable for conveying the concept of technological intelligence.
Therefore, this style has become the first choice for the design of a large number of companies with a technology background, which are mainly used in hardware systems and tools.
The Future Vision of Microsoft 365 promotional video
VIVOFuntouchOS system brand video
2. 3D Elements
Frankly speaking, 3D design is not new, but it is getting cooler. The application of 3D can be seen in almost all kinds of products, especially in the field of illustration. The difference from previous years is that it has become more minimalistic and seems to be influenced by the flat style.
Therefore, 3D design will likely continue and become a design trend in 2021. Widely used in UI, website, character, and animation design, showing more impactful visual effects.
3. Dark Mode
Many apps and mobile products may now come with a handy dark mode, whether for aesthetics or to make it look easier on the eyes, making it popular on more and more design sites just as a feature.
So I think dark mode will not only stay, but will become more popular in 2021.
4. Real photos of Dark Mode
Of course, sometimes 3D illustrations are not necessarily suitable for all products, and sometimes real people and real objects will have a greater appeal to users and make them feel more empathy.
5. Colorless UI
Colorless UI refers to a colorless user interface with thin lines and black and white (or subtle color) illustrations. I stumbled across a set of black and white interface designs on Dribble that stood out among a bunch of brightly colored designs. This style is also another new attempt.