2022 UI design trends guide

Minimalism, Claymorphism, Brutalism and a look into the future of NFT, VR and Metaverse. 2021 was an exciting year for designers — the introduction of Metaverse caused quite a disruption in the industry.

Feb 8, 2022 - 10:27
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2022 UI design trends guide

1. Minimalism and simplification 

Left to right: Revolut, Meta/Oculus, MoRas ✪, AR Shakir, Clari

2. Brutalism (and return of the flat)

From left to right: Gumroad.com, Figma.com, Spotify Wrapped, Michal Skvarenina, Tomasz Mazurczak

3. Glassmorphism and glass inspired elements

From left to right: iOS “Hello” welcome screen, M Wildan Cahya Syarief, Heydar Hasanov, Gleb Kuznetsov✈

4. Aurora backgrounds

Left to right: Afterglow, Emy Lascan, Daniel Sun, Lukas Horak, Layo

5. Holographic/Neon

From left to right: Meta (Facebook) Horizon Worlds trailer, Fauzi Akmal, Baten, Vasjen Katro, Virtual desktop by Cosmin Capitanu

6. Eco-conscious “cardboard” style

Left to right: Halo Mobile, Vladimir Gruev, WeTransfer, Afterglow

7. Wild typography

Left to right: Tran Mau Tri Tam ✪, Rron Berisha, Layo, Tomasz Mazurczak, Imran Molla

8. Claymorphism 3D

Left to right: Aneesh, Amrit Pal Singh’s Toy Faces, Nathan Riley, Hype4.com, Reijo Palmiste

9. NFT’s and democratisation of art

Left to right: Gal Shir, Asal Design, WantLine, Anatoliy, Outcrowd

10. A glimpse into VR and Metaverse

From left to right: Joël Dos Santos, Volodymyr Kurbatov, tubik, Roman Klčo, Huy Kieu ✪

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