A series of trends investigating how visual and interaction design patterns will change according to the broader trends in society, technology and the design realm.

By Audrey Cruchade and Sarmite Polakova, designers at Digital Agency Mirabeau

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Image by John Somers, designer at Mirabeau

What’s going on?

Our web is so white. It’s clean. It’s safe. It’s minimal. I’ve seen it a thousand times. What happened to the joy of life depicted in Art Nouveau aesthetics? Or to the colours of the sixties? Where are the cheerful ornaments from the baroque?

The on-going trend of minimalism and whitespace has been leading for quite some time. Minimalism and sobriety are linked to the high-class and design aesthetics. In UX minimalism is a tool to improve the user experience, crate visual hierarchy, and lead users’ eyes towards relevant content. …


A series of trends investigating how visual and interaction design patterns will change according to the broader trends in society, technology and the design realm.

By Audrey Cruchade and Sarmite Polakova, designers at Digital Agency Mirabeau

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What's going on?

As our eyesight is working overtime while constantly looking at the screen, all other senses are left behind. With the increased popularity of touchscreen over alternative input methods, most of our sensory experience is now limited to a shiny surface, clicks, scrolls and pans.

In the design realm products, interiors, as well as fabrics have taken up the challenge to compensate for this imbalance and therefore are becoming increasingly tactile. …

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Sarmite Polakova

Designer / Researcher / Conceptor

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