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February 23, 2017

Digital Design Trends for 2017

Looking back at design trends from recent years and examining new ones is a neat lesson in how user preferences and needs change over time. It’s the job of design to grow with those changes.

In 2015 and 2016, Flat Design and responsive web templates were everywhere in the digital world. Because these trends are minimal, adaptable to every screen, and easy to personalize or replicate they really took off. To give Flat Design credit where it’s due, this method really seemed to be among the first digital design trends that really embraced the screen as its medium. It really struck a harmony between usability and appearances.

There is a catch to the huge popularity and replicability of Flat Design. Maybe you’ve noticed this too: so many websites and apps now look exactly the same.

This infographic about 2017 design trends promises that the design world will shake this up in the coming year. Flat Design will still feature heavily in 2017, but this year is adding some much needed depth, color, and edginess to 2D design. Look out for neon gradient overlays and bold geometric patterns, as well as friendly and funky colors and hand-drawn illustrations.

Here is what you can expect to see across the web this year:

Design Trends 2017 Infographic
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