Product Design Trends to Rule in 2020

Today, we are breathing in a fast-paced environment where technologies change in the blink of an eye. The need to differentiate between successful products has become inevitable as compared to previous years. 

This holds true from a customer’s perspective as well because they want the newest technologies. However, it is also a fact that customers want products that are environmentally friendly because the debates over climate change have exceeded. 

Keeping these pointers in mind, product designers need to come up with ideas that add a competitive edge to the product. If you are planning to design or release a product in 2020, you should not focus on the trends that prevailed in 2019 but let’s take you one step further and discuss the trends that will define product design in the coming year. 

Multi-functional Design 

Gone are the days when products were designed keeping a single function in mind. The current generation of customers is spoiled by the multifunction approach available in smartphones, PCs, and other gadgets. They expect the same from any digital products and this is the reason why businesses look to keep on introducing new features to their products. Buy more for less is exactly the rule that holds true in the market, especially in this age. Having said that, you should make sure to come up with a product with multiple functions in 2020 if you want it to sustain and earn you good rewards. 

Functionality Means a World 

It is a fact that marketing has become tough for businesses simply because the customers have become smarter. They don’t fall for products easily and need something other than just flashy or fancy outer look. Substance is the key for any product to sustain in the market and this is why you need to cut down your marketing budget to a small extent and ensure the design is suitable for the end users of your web app or the product. Don’t forget to properly incorporate your brand’s identity into the product because only that has the key to turn them into loyal users. 

User-Experience is the Key 

There should be no compromise on the user experience. No matter how good your product is, if it is not user-friendly, it will not connect with the audience. Each product is designed for a specific audience and it should be capable of solving their problems, let alone be a problem in operating. Here the role of UX design is very vital. The UX designers should be a part of the entire product design and development procedure and they should know what the users are, what age they are, what they need from the product, and how the product can solve their problem. 

Big Data Solves Big Problems 

Big Data and Data Science have become a significant part of the product developer’s lexicon. Data is everywhere and any company looking to make it big in the long run should start gathering data with a proper strategy. Haphazard data collection will not fetch the desired results. Indeed, today the connected products are filled with microphones, sensors, GPS location, cameras, and others, etc. that contribute to collecting the data. This data should be mined, analyzed, and interpreted properly in order to reap the benefits the business wants. 

Conclusion

A successful product is not defined by how great it looks but how easy it is to use. Consider developing your product as simple as possible so that people of all age groups could find utility in it. For more information, feel free to contact us. 

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