AR - Changing the way you look

The global market for augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR) ) is forecast to reach close to $300 billion by 2024. We are constantly changing how we interact with the world around us, and augmented reality presents us with an inventive way to enhance these interactions. It also gives us a way to improve how we create and design. Augmented Reality is set to be particularly disruptive in the mobile world. There is a lot for mobile marketers, app creators, and designers to consider when incorporating AR into their workflows and products.

So, what AR developments are worth following, and how can we use AR most effectively in our daily and professional lives?

Measure and design the world around you

In 2020 Apple CEO Tim Cook said of AR that,“You rarely have a new technology where business and consumers both see it as key to them. That's the reason I think it's going to pervade your life. "Indeed, Augmented Reality has many practical applications which indicate that it is a technology that is here for the long term. For example, AR can be used as a tool to measure and design the things we see and live within the real world.

There are a number of apps for Android and Apple devices that allow you to use AR technology to measure and visualize items in real space. With something like “Ruler App + AR Tape Measure” augmented reality technology is used to tape measure the real world with your smartphone’s camera. All you have to do is target aim on the detected plane and start to use the AR tape measure tool.
Today, there is also a selection of AR apps you can use for interior design. Apps like Houzz, Dulux Visualizer and IKEA Place all allow users to see how different decor items might look in your home. With these kinds of apps, you no longer have to worry about whether a design will suit the environment before buying it. Instead, AR technology lets you see the world differently. It enables you to conveniently measure and design in ways that would otherwise be impractical and expensive.

Learning with AR

Augmented Reality also has plenty of utility in the classroom. AR is already being used in education to allow students to deepen their knowledge. With AR applications, teachers will improve their interactivity and engagement with their students. For example,, SkyView is an app that enables students to explore the universe using AR overlays of the night sky. As a result, science class has the potential to be so much more interactive and awe-inspiring.

Similarly, Microsoft’s HoloLens is a type of augmented reality (which they call “mixed reality”) that has allowed medical students and doctors to receive a practical, hands-on education of the human body. AR technology has made it easier and more convenient for students to enhance their understanding of anatomy. The potential learning opportunities with AR technology are limitless!

Learning with AR is a hot topic. If you want to know more about the exciting work being done with AR and the fascinating conversations being had take a look at ScienceDirect’s page on Mobile Augmented Reality.

Navigating to your destination

You may not have even realized but you’ve probably used AR to help you navigate. Many advanced GPS navigation apps like Sygic or Google Maps now use AR to enhance their navigation experience. For example, Sygic, which has over 200 million users worldwide, drivers can take advantage of an AR feature within the app that guides via a virtual path on their smartphone camera preview. It is an intuitive system that serves as an upgrade on the previous map-based navigation and provides users with a real-time camera preview, ensuring that their journeys can be safer and more accurate.

AR gaming

One of the most famous examples of AT in mobile gaming apps is Pokémon GO. The viral game became a worldwide phenomenon when released back in 2016. The success of Pokémon Go indicates the potential of free-to-play AR-based games. The app, which uses a freemium business model that combines local advertising and app purchases, has grossed more than $5 billion. Although the game is based on an already popular IP, Pokémon also shows how eager consumers are to get out of their houses and use AR games to interact with the world around them. Check out this Game Designing article, “The Unstoppable Rise of AR: Groundbreaking Games”, to learn about some of the other AR games that are taking the industry by storm.

The future of AR

The future of AR looks bright. It is a technology capable of altering the way we interact with each other and the world. AR also presents plenty of great opportunities for creative minds in the mobile gaming space. At Radiant, we understand the value of being at the forefront of digital innovations. As we see it, AR will be one of those innovations that will change the game for industries worldwide. We want to help businesses navigate an increasingly crowded field, make the most of their digital transformation and create innovative solutions.

In the world of mobile, those who appreciate AR's potential and are actively looking to use AR to be creative will make engaging content and positively change the way their users interact with the world around them.

Are you interested in the future of Augmented Reality? Visit Radiant Digital to learn more about the role AR can play along the road to complete digital transformation.

The Importance of UX Principles

UX principles help guide designers in thinking, creating, and collaborating. Unfortunately, in many cases, designers take advantage of UX Laws and UX Effects in their designs without even knowing their actual impact. User experience design is about more than just visual design. Understanding user psychology is key to making designs that work effectively and look great.

In this post, we wanted to highlight the importance of UX principles by looking at a few of the most common principles and exploring how they help designers fulfill their ambitions.

UX Principles

Hick's Law

This principle supposes that the time it takes to decide increases with the number and complexity of user choices. Therefore, when creating user experience designs, you want to limit the time it takes to make decisions and ensure users can quickly fulfill their needs with your product, services, software, or website.

Goal Gradient Effect

This effect is about the idea that as people get closer to a reward, they speed up their behavior to attain their goal as fast as possible. This is because they are motivated by the end goal. So, for example, users will take time to fill out a form if they are shown that the result of filling out the cast is positive (e.g., Amazon's Product Ordering or the 'Time to Reach' mechanic for Ola, Uber, and Swiggy & Zomato).

Zeigarnik Effect

According to the Zeigarnik Effect, people remember uncompleted or interrupted tasks better than completed tasks. The Russian psychologist Bluma Zeigarnik discovered this effect by observing that waiters at a restaurant could recall the orders they had not yet delivered far better than those they had distributed. This effect has the same solution as the 'Goal Gradient Effect' and has been used by companies like Naukri and LinkedIn to affect 'Profile Completion significantly.'

Von Restorff Effect

This principle contends that when multiple similar objects are present, the one that differs from the rest is most likely to be remembered. This is an easily verifiable principle that is consistently worked into UX designs. For example, messaging apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Telegram use the Von Restorff Effect to show unread messages. And along the Macbook Menu Bar, bright red notification circles ensure that certain apps receive more attention than others.

Miller's Law

Miller's Law says that the average person can only keep 7 (plus or minus 2) items in the working memory. This is an important principle to abide by when creating UX designs meant to be used by many users. You don't want to overload your user with information. This is why many modern menus have 4 or 5 prominent navigation buttons, and in Amazon's reviews section, they will show around 5-7 reviews at first and hide the rest.

Law of Proximity (Gestalt Principles)

The Law of Proximity is quite a simple one. It supposes that objects near or proximate to each other tend to be grouped. Therefore, UX designers should ensure that they don't place items that have no practical relation next to each other on the screen layout. For example, the actionable buttons like footers will be separated from others on most websites to show the difference.

Jakob's Law

There is comfort in the familiar. Jakob's Law is about the idea that users prefer your site, product, service, or design to work the same way as the other sites, products, services, or techniques they already know. For example, with websites, you want to have a simple 'Login' or 'Sign Up' page that is not too dissimilar to those of your competitors and other popular user options. In general, Login pages and search bars are not the right places for innovation because users are already so used to a standard format.

The Heuristic Principles

Now that we've highlighted some of the essential UX principles let's concentrate on the Heuristic Principles. There are 10 in total, but we're going to focus on 5 in particular and how these broad usability tips can help you make products user-friendly, convenient, and enduring during the design stage.

1. Consistency and standards

Like Jakob's Law, this heuristic principle is about sticking close to platform and industry conventions. As a result, users should not have to take long to understand your design. But, equally, they should not have to wonder whether the words or actions used within your design mean something different than the industry standard.

2. Visibility of system status

The design should keep users informed about what is happening at all times. There should be an appropriate feedback mechanism, and it should be clear whether or not they are using your system correctly. There should be indications or messages concerning the system status, like how a loading circle appears in Google Chrome when you click on any link from the search.

3. Flexibility and efficiency of use

Make sure that it is easy to use your design and that there are ways to speed up the process for those familiar with your design. The design should cater to both experienced and inexperienced users. There should also be a degree of flexibility.

4. Help and documentation

The user should understand and use your design at face value. However, there should also be help and documentation for users keen to learn and receive an additional explanation.

5. Aesthetic and Minimalist design

Everything that the users see and interact with should be relevant and essential. The interfaces should be as simple and as clean as possible. This principle can be applied to any design and help create accessible websites, products, apps, and services.

To learn more about the importance of UX principles, contact our UX experts here at Radiant Digital.

What is A/B Testing? And Why?

The definition of A/B testing

A/B testing is another name for split testing. It’s a method of comparing two different versions of a website, app, or others by testing to see which one performs the best. In short, it’s an experiment where two pages that differ are shown at random and undergo a variety of tests to see which one not just looks the best but which one also performs the best. This is great for ensuring you only show the best version to your users. A lot of the time, when modifying websites, there is a lot of estimating undertaken as to what would be the best. This type of testing ensures that the changes you are making are backed up by research.

Terminology: The original version is identified as ‘the control’ while the alternative is called ‘the variation.’ 

Why is this type of testing used?

There are many benefits to A/B testing. Through a controlled process, individuals can tweak or completely change certain aspects to see results. In addition, the data collected from testing helps implement further modifications to other sources to enhance user engagement. Furthermore, this approach can help ensure all team members are on board. Designers may have opposing viewpoints on what will perform the best. Therefore, this method helps provide quantitative data to show real-time evidence of what direction to go. The main advantage of using this approach over alternatives is the ability to heighten your control. Single words can be altered if necessary to examine all possible modifications that will help gain the desired outcome. 

How to use A/B testing

When using A/B testing, the source you want to analyze is selected. Whether this is a web page, app screen, digital advertisement, etc. An alternative to the original is created. This version includes noticeable differences. The amount of variation on this depends on you. Once the sources have been finalized, all traffic is split evenly between the two versions. Analytics is then used to identify different trends that emerge. The results from the test present three other possibilities: 

  • The new version increases ROI.
  • The new version decreases ROI.
  • Little to no impact.

Performing the A/B test

There is an extensive range of different possible variations that can be tested. Whether on a website, app, email, or anything else you want to try. Every time a potential customer visits your website, for example, you have the potential of converting them. Because of this, you need to test the critical parts to ensure it has the best chance of success.

Engaging headlines 

As soon as someone visits your page, they look at the headline, which is usually one of the first things—because of this, making the headlines as engaging as possible is critical. Therefore, A/B testing is an excellent idea to make them as short, catchy, and captivating as possible straight away. 

Don’t just play around with the content. Look at different font and color styles to decide the best first impression for your potential customers. This doesn’t just apply to websites and apps. For example, when creating email marketing campaigns, use A/B testing on your subject headers to find the most effective way for converting leads.  

Straight to the point text: The body text should state precisely what the visitor will get most shortly and interestingly possible. Once again, testing is necessary because you are more likely to see a significant increase in conversions if the text is captivating. Use this test for content adjustments and to change the formatting. For example, by changing large blocks of text into smaller, easy-to-read paragraphs, visitors who like to skim-read are more likely to look at the content. 

Providing high-quality UX design: An easy-to-use website or app makes the difference between a visitor staying on a page for longer or moving on and leaving the site. The best way to ensure a user is delighted with their UX (user experience) is by performing A/B testing to find how to create an excellent UX best.

Navigation: Straight forward navigation can distinguish between users guiding through your app or website quickly or leaving in frustration. A/B testing helps determine how the audience navigates and what should be changed to increase funnel potential. 

A persuasive call to action: The call to action is one of the essential parts of any digital transformation strategy. This is where the visitor should be persuaded by what they’ve seen, resulting in them becoming a customer. By implementing A/B testing for a call to action, you can decide on the content and placement of the CTA that will have the best results. 

How to avoid mistakes

Some businesses become carried away when it comes to testing all products or apps. This can be counterproductive as non-important factors could be taking up valuable time during development. Therefore, to avoid this, a relevant hypothesis must be used to determine if the item in question is worth testing. An excellent place to start is to look at any analytical data that already exists. For example, conversion pages are identified quickly and can be tested correctly to increase results. 

Challenges to outcome

When A/B testing is implemented into the designing phase, it’s not always smooth sailing. However, there are specific challenges that all businesses face when using this improvement tool. 

Audience differences: Sometimes, knowing the exact target market can be hard to identify early on. It may change significantly to what was visioned. If that happens, the initial design stage that used A/B testing may not be relevant later on. 

Understanding data correctly: The whole point of this method is to gain quantitative feedback that provides an insight into the best product or app to use. Therefore, all measurements acquired must be looked at closely to support the right decision. 


Getting started

Want to learn more about A/B testing? Our UX experts are available to discuss how this approach can help achieve your targets. At Radiant Digital, we’re always looking to enhance businesses’ digital transformation strategy without the fuss. 

How these UX tools will revolutionize the UX Design landscape in 2022

New trends can change a designer’s trajectory each year in the dynamic area of UX design. Designers can’t benchmark a particular trend which becomes ineffective when customer preferences change. But what they can do is understand the most useful software tools to improvise their designs. Radiant Digital leverages customer-centric designs with over a decade of experience in creating exceptional web and mobile app designs while pushing creativity limits. We have predicted the different UX trends that will equip designers with a deeper perspective on creating transformational designs. Before we begin, let’s recap the definition of UX design. User experience (UX) design is the process design teams use to create meaningful and relevant user experiences. This involves designing the entire process of acquiring and integrating the product, including branding, design, usability, and function.

UX design aims to create accessible, efficient, relevant, and overall pleasant experiences for the user.

Artificial Intelligence in UX

The fundamental goal of modern design is to ease the UX designers’ workflows and reduce design errors. AI-enabled software reduces 70% of human involvement while improving design consistency.

Machine-learning algorithms are being used to improve UX quality and can implement rapid changes to a prototype instantly. Cumbersome design functions can be automated, while you can shorten design cycles with powerful AI tools. These tools can also make design recommendations to improve your design. One such AI-enabled tool is Uizard that brings design ideas to life in minutes. Uizard is a component-based design tool where components are organized as a minimalist design theme. Uizard themes help organize and categorize elements, define their colors, typographies, and styling properties. You can assemble the UI components into reusable templates for screens and app designing. Uizard’s AI design assistant helps designers:

• create custom-made matching themes instantly from the images you upload;
• extract components and styling properties from uploaded images, photos, screenshots, and mood boards;
• customize these extracted components further;
• convert sketches and scribbles from whiteboards, notebooks, tablet apps, and design software into editable screens;

• upload pictures from wireframes and screenshots of digital low-fidelity mock-ups and convert them into digital design components and high-fidelity interactive prototypes;
• import and convert your existing digital assets and artifacts like websites or style guides into readily usable design components;
• automatically extract the styling properties and components from a URL, sketch files, or app screenshots and apply them to your design;
• implement layout understanding that enables machines to better process the layout semantics and information of your user interfaces (UIs), text documents, presentation slides, forms, graphic design compositions, etc.;
• provide an image as input, identify components and fonts, and extract styling properties (text size, padding, border-radius, font-weight, shadow, etc.) using a neural network pipeline.

Advanced Personalization

Personalization in design includes individualizing content and recommendations for a brand or user based on the brand culture or the user persona information. The main goal of personalized designs is to make users feel special, automatically increasing your product usage and conversions. Personalization is a fundamental design practice and one of the best practices today. Google and Apple’s personalized assistants help you interact using voice, face recognition, or fingerprint.

In the future, personalization will be programmed into interfaces to change their appearance, elements’ positioning, tone, and behavior instantly. Amazon creates a personalized homepage for customers with content and templates based on their shopping habits, history, and shopping cart information.

3D and Immersive Experiences

3D designs have been taking web and mobile designs by storm. In 2021, designers can further explore the expansive space in 3D components and interfaces. 3D objects are common on modern front-end frameworks and libraries thanks to faster page load times. With the advent of AR, VR, and Digital Twins technologies, the 3D design will only increase popularity. Cool abstractions and unusual angles can be included in 3D designs using natural objects. 3D design grabs attention and makes websites more appealing while increasing user engagement.

Expensive real-life demonstrations for cars, homes, or jewelry can be converted to affordable demos using 3D designs. AR portals are helping mimic online environments like stadiums, stores, and more in 3D. AR portals bring a designation to the user and teleport them into a 360-degree environment to walk around and explore. Brands, retailers, and events are creating mini-worlds of interaction in virtual universes. Spline design is dedicated to creating and publishing 3D web experiences in real-time through rapid iterations and production-ready results. It helps use text & basic geometric shapes, edit materials, and import 3d models.

No-code Designing

UI is moving toward “No Code Development,” which will soon become a common designing place. This will help designers publish the app directly to Google Play Store and Apple Store. Designers will be at the helm of creating any look and feel for apps without the need for intricate coding. Drag-and-drop functionalities will redefine rapid design prototyping. With app builder tools like Bravo Studio, designing native iOS and Android apps will include zero coding efforts and direct prototype conversion. All designers need to do is connect their Figma files to Bravo and connect to their REST API. Bravo can easily convert this into an app package for both iOS and Android. Bravo Studio uses tags to define native mobile actions/components for your app. Bravo tags help recognize native behavior in your app’s design like slide menu, splash screens, share, etc., which improves authenticity. Bravo Studio lets you connect your prototype with real-time data from any APIs or any 3rd party services. Any data changes will automatically reflect in your app. You need to create your app prototype in Figma and name each layer to make it Bravo compatible.

How does Bravo Studio work with Figma?

1. Design and Prototype your app in Figma.

2. Add native mobile element tags to this design by including Bravo tags to the name of each layer to convert the prototype into a real app with fully native mobile functionality support like (open share dialog or email, play video, etc.).

3. Connect your data to the design from an external collection via APIs to add real and live content.

4. Preview on Bravo Vision, a partner app that lets you preview, test, and experience your fully-native iOS and Android Figma prototype created on Bravo Studio.
Bravo Vision previews design changes instantly without impacting your app’s content synchronized in real-time with your data.

5. Publish your App-to-App Store or Play Store by submitting the IPA and APK packages available in Bravo Studio.

Other Self-code Design Platforms

BuilderX is a browser-based design tool that self-codes readable and production-ready apps in React Native & React. BuilderX lets you drag and drop components to the design canvas, add text, change orientation, sizing, color, and other attributes with just a mouse click. It also features:

• sharing projects instantly with your team;
• seamless conversion of sketches and scribbles to React Native & React code;
• custom settings for flex layouts and automatic conversion of Flex to Absolute layouts;
• export selected components from an existing folder structure;
• a component library with hundreds of design components;
• support for custom UI and components import to be used across the project;
• an expansive list of open-source icons.

Clutch is a platform that lets you build real products in real-time. It lets you create cross-platform products effortlessly and consistently by supporting no-code, code-optional, and full-code options. You can bundle reusable components to create visually stunning and professional apps and web UI. You can plug dynamic data into your design to reflect live content and state. You can connect this platform to your custom backend in the cloud using REST APIs or any other protocol. Clutch lets you integrate stunning animations using Lottie. Data visualization using charts and graphs is quick on Clutch using ReChart. Because of cloud support, Clutch lets you deploy and connect anywhere.

Minsar is a VR platform that lets you prototype, design, and share AR apps & fully immersive experiences without coding. Minsar makes designs powerful and frictionless with interactions and immersive narratives that are user-triggered. You can create filters for Instagram with Minsar’s Spark AR Export feature. It lets you connect and share your experiences with general users in a web browser powered by WebAR and other cloud services.

Framer is an all-in-one tool that helps design high-fidelity prototypes and experiences using Framers. You can transition to a no-code functional prototype rapidly. Framer supports rapid wireframing, visual designing, prototyping, user testing, and handoff. It also supports:

• canvas to insert animations, transitions, and smart components;
• instant user feedback and helpful engineering code handoffs;
• instant team collaborations in the cloud;
• drag-and-drop components, layout tools, and intelligent building blocks (for custom interactions, properties, and animations);
• component auto-sizing;
• a gamepad to control your hyper-realistic game interfaces and prototypes.

Go from Design to Device Instantly

Play lets you navigate from an idea to a prototype in minutes. You can create, iterate, and experiment effortlessly on this platform. It’s the only app that offers the convenience and flexibility of working on your mobile device to render exceptional UX designs. The Play library lets you move your design to your device and convert them into fully functional pages in just a few taps. This Library aligns fully customizable components to common UI patterns and completes them with built-in states and Interactions. It gives designers the liberty to experiment instantly and iterate on their initial concepts. Play helps create and change your product directly on any device. If you’re already working on a design tool like Figma or Sketch, Play lets you import designs on any device and add advanced interactions and native features to it. With Play, you can manipulate your designs in real-time, in the context of their destination device. Here are some of its essential features.

No Mirror apps syncing or artboard resizing: Play lets you design once and automatically adjusts the view on different screen sizes. You don’t need to sync or mirror apps and resize screen elements.

Import from Figma: Play enables building out real workflows and prototypes by directly importing Figma components and styles.

Design Tokens & Multi-state Components: Play lets you manage design tokens like color, styles, and spacing values to create dynamic and multi-state components identical to real-life products.

Design Sprints & Whiteboard sessions: can be effortlessly included as a part of your working session on Play.

Rapid Prototyping and Testing: Play lets you migrate to a high-fidelity prototype for validation in less than an hour.

Near-real and Life-like Prototypes: Play lets you add maximum credibility and embody the ultimate vision of what you want in your product. It empowers you to fine-tune your designs and “get closer to the real thing” with nuanced feedback. This tool supports native gestures and advanced interactions in your designs. You can seamlessly design and build in a native environment while effortlessly creating and changing complex interactions based on the usability context. With Play’s near-real prototypes, you can avoid:

• intricately-linked artboards;
• interactive and visual disconnect;
• product simulations and prototype hacking;
• reference files, interim deliverables, and throw-away designs.

With tools like Play, advanced prototyping and direct-to-device implementations will propel design implementations and business bottom lines in 2022.

Animations and Motion Graphics

Designers often need to roll out engaging animated stories and animated screen interactions. This involves merging a minimalistic interface with bold and exciting elements. Animations and vector graphics are crucial to such designs. Animations can range from micro animations of buttons to subtle screen transitions. Motion effects are used to narrate a story better than static text and images. They bring new life to your design assets and make them meaningful. You can leverage custom emojis to render a more emotional aspect to your design. Micro-interactions include small animated elements to encourage user action. They indicate state change and help users navigate. Various micro-interactions include:

• color transition for different states of the app;
• website loading indication;
• transition-based animation between pages;
• response to button actions.

Rive is a collaborative editor that assists in creating responsive motion graphics for different states and user inputs. This platform supports:

• lightweight runtimes to load your animations to apps, websites, and games;
• team collaborations in the cloud where the same file can be accessed from different locations;
• rigging the same animations to follow a consistent motion theme;
• animation interpolation with your app’s frame rate in real-time;
• the option to change your animation play speeds like slow-motion and time-lapse with standard quality;
• smooth blending and layering of multiple animations and creating one animation for different combinations of states;
• graphics manipulation with code to improve interactivity;
• data connectivity for graphics;
• runtime image swapping or colors/transitions.

Rive runtimes are open-source libraries that offer complete control on animation files across platforms and devices using the primary run loop.

They also let you deploy animations and their properties to all your products and touchpoints with optimized file sizes.

Design Engineering with UXPin

This tool lets you underpin the design engineering process of your UI/UX project.
It introduces manipulating interactive states, logic, and code components to render life to your digital assets.

Interactive Elements: These elements minimize redundancy and let you include interactive elements without duplicating your artboards.

Code Components: UXPin lets you design from a single source of truth. Prototyping is simplified with functional and interactive elements that the production code generates.

Conditional Interactions, Variables & Expressions: If you are deep into design coding, UXPin lets you get deeper into coded apps. You can add logic to your prototypes and store and manipulate user inputs in real-time.

Web Page Import: You can import an existing web page and kick-start your prototype.

Vector drawing tools: This feature lets you create and combine vector shapes to form icons or beautiful illustrations. It also allows for smooth pointing and curving.

Built-in Libraries: These let you quickly access iOS libraries, design material, and bootstrap faster.

Code components: You can automatically sync React.js components in your repository to UXPin and prevent redrawing your patterns.

Accessibility Features: Designs for people with special needs aligned to the WCAG contrast standards can be efficiently coded.

Browser-based Device Mock-ups

Creating mock-ups for presentations, social media, mobile apps, and portfolios will continue in 2022. The Previewed app lets you create browser-based mock-ups on the go. It supports:

• browser templates;
• 3D snapshots & create 2D and 3D animation scenes;
• custom camera & environment controls to build studio-grade 3D renders;
• customized colors, positions, angles, and screen media changes;
• multi-device support;
• template storage to back up all the templates in the cloud;
• your mock-ups to export in jpeg, png, and mp4 formats;
• drag-and-drop positioning and rotation of components;
• alpha (transparency) channels for devices, texts & backgrounds.

Vectary lets you create, render, and collaborate 3D and AR designs in your web browser.

This platform hosts an extensive and growing library of free scenes, materials, and models that you can drag and drop to design 3D animations instantly. The other features include:

• external platform integration to add custom 3D models;
• hundreds of realistic and fully-textured materials to be inserted into high-quality pre-rendered scenes;
• viewport navigation, composition abstractions, subdivision modeling, materials, lighting, and rendering;
• ergonomic modeling that lets you smoothly loop edges and adds smart shortcuts to effortlessly model tasks;
• smart abstractions and generators that let you compose using dynamic parameters;
• Vectary Photon for tracking the path traced and viewing photorealistic rendering outputs in the browser;
• Vectary files-based team dashboard for dimension-based 3D collaboration;
• cloud support for embedding your website designs, printing them with a 3D printer, implementing them using Augmented Reality software;
• embed and publish 3D projects to any website without downloading files or compatibility issues;
• USDZ generator to place 3D designs into a real-life setting;
• import and Export of 3D assets using the GLTF interchange format.

Parting Words

Design is cyclical, while design trends are temporary. New UX trends come every year with a lot of repetitions and innovations.

Two things will remain constant in UI/UX design — critical thinking and relevance for all the trends above. Designers need to embrace these two tenets with a visual language that communicates design value and makes it worthwhile.