Designing your way to Neumorphism

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Neumorphism

Inspiration strikes when the mind is ready to perceive, understand and implement. How the camera came into being? Why the airplane has the blades like bird wings? These are very physical examples that we see in our everyday lives. In our day-to-day lives, things have evolved from being plain out flat to something more textured, now the new captivating feature is to have a ‘3D’ or ‘Realistic’ effect. It’s time to design your way to Neumorphism.

Let us move to UI where the recycle bin is a visual representation of a trash can. This clearly applied logic and technique came to be known as Skeuomorphism.  In plain words, as everything gets upcycled, skeuomorphism evolved into Neumorphism where they make the user experience more indulging and lifelike in parallel to the inspiration it’s derived from.

Neumorphism
Neumorphism 2021

Let’s develop an understanding and recognize how we can design our way to Neumorphism.

  • The additions of shadows and frames are what give each UI element a more genuine vibe. It makes the 2d design stand out with just a single addition. Such detailing has impacts that can enhance the whole design and hero the element with just a shadow.
Neumorphism
Neumorphism 2021
Neumorphism
Neumorphism 2021
  • Study the way icons on your phone have rounded edges that bring out a semi-3d look, the intention is to imitate real-life buttons. It engages the customer and consciously or subconsciously elevates the customer experience to a better one.
Neumorphism
Neumorphism 2021
Neumorphism
Neumorphism 2021
  • The perfect sensation you get when you type on your touch screen is the witty play in the contrast of the backdrop against the mimicking buttons, to create that impression and compensation of actually pressing a button while you are merely touching a flat screen.
Neumorphism
Neumorphism 2021
Neumorphism
Neumorphism 2021
  • On the lighter viewpoint, it gives you a chance to explore and be inventive in bringing out more impressionable designs. Change is inevitable, and this is just a part of a bigger revolution. Design is constantly evolving and adapting to the current scenarios everywhere.
Neumorphism
Neumorphism 2021
Neumorphism
Neumorphism 2021

Is it the future?

In a foreseeable prospect, keeping the wisdom from the past a lesson, we believe this can be a great breakthrough if managed and manipulated right. The future consists of designs that are quick and more interactive than anything. We already are seeing it in the new Windows 11 update and plenty more to come. We can safely assume that more and more technology will bring this as their power play in layout or UI for their respective platform. Step into the unknown and explore because when it comes to design, the sky is the limit.

We hope this article will be helpful to you. Stay tuned for upcoming articles.

READ MORE: A brief introduction to User Interface Design(UI)

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