Good evening. I’m Chase Buckley, UX Unicorn, and these are my predictions for the biggest design trends of 2018. Enjoy.
Haptic Feedback refers to the sense of physical touch in a digital interface, such as a virtual keyboard, whose individual keys provide tactile feedback when pressed. And as forecasted in my seminal work, The Future Is Near, Hapnotic Feedback expands on this standard interface convention by using tactile cues to subtly hypnotize users and modify their behaviors.
And now, as interfaces extend their scope to accommodate multi-sensory experiences, we are seeing the rise of Synesthetic Feedback.
For those uneducated graphic designers in the audience, the term synesthesia refers to the perceptual condition of mixed sensation; a stimulus in one sensory modality (like hearing) involuntarily elicits a sensation or experience in another sensory modality (like smell). A person with synesthesia might hear a bird chirping and all of a sudden smell the scent of popcorn, or taste the flavor of mint, or feel the sensation of floating. …
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
I am sitting on a lone asteroid at the farthest most edge of the universe. From here I can see the twinkling din of innumerable galaxies, expanding and contracting, going bright and going dim, swirling about in perfect harmony amidst the beautiful backdrop of infinity.
It is almost silent, but if I lean in just right I can hear the murmur of background radiation echoing from the abyss beyond the very boundary of space and time. I dangle my feet off the edge of this lone asteroid and look down. …
To architect the experiences of tomorrow, you must first design the interactions of today.
2015 was the year that UX disciples the world over proved themselves to be the singular champions of free thought in design. I am proud to say that the field has finally come of age and found itself. At long last, UX Evangelists, Digital Empaths, and Interaction Designers have risen to the highest echelons of the creative class to further the bleeding edge of technology, design, and user delight.
With UX Evangelists like Tobias van Schneider, Jennifer Aldrich and Chase Buckley behind the wheel, we are steering towards a brighter future. A future where little big details bring about user delight at every corner, where device agnostic pixel perfection is the norm, and where simple day to day experiences engage, excite, and stimulate users in new and innovative ways. …