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UX/UI Design Trends: Shaping the Future of Design. The B. Design program at DSU.

As user dependency on devices increases and an increasing number of applications get on to tablets and mobile devices, the focus is increasingly on user experience and user interface design. The key is to pack features, balance functionality and aesthetics and make it an intuitive and enjoyable experience for users. The process of UX/ UI design is dynamic considering that the demands keep increasing and user behaviour keeps changing over time. Here are some of the key trends in this space.

Generative design

Generative design is an emerging trend that deploys AI and advanced algorithms to create adaptable user interfaces and experiences. With this, the user can automatically create layouts, colour schemes, change fonts, and set predefined parameters to define the experience he is comfortable with.


A trendy style is bold typography, akin to the huge attention grabbing headlines made popular by newspapers and slick magazines. The design focuses on assertive, stylised and attention seeking headlines. This helps users sift through the content effortlessly picking up those they wish to by creating a visual hierarchy. Also getting popular is the mix of typography with styles, such as 3D, italics, and illustrations.

Elaborate, animated gradients

Gradients are the next big thing in UI/UX and are used to add a dynamic dimension to interfaces. This is a departure from static color schemes and helps designers create immersive and engaging experiences for users. Designers are creating better distinction in backgrounds, headers and engaging backdrops using colour more effectively to convey brand messages.


This is a concept that delivers frosted glass-like elements, offering a sense of depth, transparency, and frosted glass like aesthetics. This effect is used to design various UI & VI elements like cards or navigation panes.

Augmented Reality (AR)

AR’s popularity in UI is catching up again and this is a fluctuating trend. With more modern tools, people have more possibilities and are using it increasingly to develop educational apps and special projects.

Parallax effect

This is a popular visual technique deployed by UI designers to create depth and a sense of immersion. The feeling of depth is achieved by moving the various elements in the background, middle-ground, and foreground at different speeds to create a three-dimensional space.


This represents a minimalist approach to web design and draws inspiration from architectural brutalism, characterized by raw and unconventional aesthetics. The user varies the contrasts in size of the text, illustrations and image elements to introduce contrasting elements that stand out from the background.


This UI/UX design trend involves creation of user interfaces that mimic real-world objects and environments in a lifelike manner. It is commonly used in branding, mock-ups, presentations etc. and used to create immersive, engaging user experiences. Techniques involving photorealistic rendering, 3D modelling and realistic animations are deployed to create a sense that users are interacting with physical objects.


A new generation of tools are in the pipeline, tailored to WebGL. This is a Java API used to render interactive 3D and 2D graphics within web browsers. Elements could include 3D illustrations, animations, and interactive 3D objects, creating engaging and immersive user experiences.

Algorithmic grids

This approach involves dividing a long read into several logical areas to guide the attention of the viewer. You could use a ‘ladder’, grid to support natural, diagonal eye movement or use the popular ‘comb’ grid with vertical blocks that are higher.


Animations have always been compelling elements. New applications like Microsoft Design enable designers to incorporate emotive elements for better and more engaging communication.

Design is a highly competitive space and those wishing to get into the domain need to have an excellent grounding in terms of tools, theory and contemporary trends.

Dayananda Sagar University (DSU) offers Bachelor’s in Design (B.Des), a four-year, full-time degree program that equips students with industry relevant knowledge and skills required to be a professional designer. The course covers critical aspects of functionality, sustainability, and aesthetics, also touching upon the latest in tools, processes and practices. Topics include emerging technologies such as AI, IoT, AR and VR and Additive Manufacturing to develop systems that address real-world challenges.

The B.Des program at DSU is offered in four streams - Product Design; User Experience Design; Animation, Film Making and VFX and Gaming Design. Each speciality consists of a carefully put together syllabus, with extensive consultations from industry professionals. The faculty members are with rich industry experience and the institution has modern facilities including well-equipped studios, labs and workshops.

What Sets B. Design program at DSU Apart:

  • • Immersive interdisciplinary Design program
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  • • Engineering rich ecosystem facilitating multi-disciplinary learning and inspiring creative skills.
  • • Multifaceted faculties from industry and from premier design institutes
  • • Global perspectives on design trends
  • • Innovation in inspiring space at the heart of Bangalore city
  • • Expert mentorship program for skill development
  • • Choice based credit system facilitates students in pursuing their interest areas