Cloud computing has take a prominent place in business and organization dynamics. With many businesses and organizations transitioning towards cloud industry, the market is undoubtedly registering tremendous growth. There have also been some critical UX design trends that have emerged and budding cloud-based management apps are tapping into them to drive their success globally. Here are some interesting UX trends to look out for based on the analysis of the cloud industry:
From Netbooks to Laptops, tablets to TV appliances to wearable to gadgets, without any doubt, multi-device compatibility is one of the trends that is informing arguably all other developments. Some of the best cloud-based management apps are now sending information to multiple devices thus allowing users to access their information from any device they are using and from anywhere around the globe.
According to the U.S. Digital Consumer report released in 2014 by Nielsen, the average American owns multiple digital devices from where they consume information from for more than 60 hours every week. While some will use these devices simultaneously, others normally start a task from one device but finish it in a different one. With this in mind, cloud-based management apps are tapping into these emerging UX trends to improve user experience by guaranteeing seamless functionality across the devices thus keeping them engaged as they move from one gadget to the other.
New Focus for Larger Resolution Responsiveness
Many document management system users have screens with resolutions of more than 1366 x 768 pixels while others have 1024 x 768. Due to the increase of larger screen resolutions on laptops and tablets plus larger projecting screens projecting to TVs, the new focus is now on designing larger screens and resolutions for users who’ve already used the mobile size. Some sites such MSN.com and Amazon have expanded their core content width while new ones are being designed at more than 1200 pixels.
Built-in analytics – Predictive analysis, ROI and KPI
Customer feedback and monitoring plays a very key role when it comes to cloud solution. Budding cloud-based management apps are now tapping into this trend to build real-time analytics and monitoring to help determine the effectiveness of their functionality and designs as well. C-level executives can now gain access to Key Performance Indicators with ease and collect data for individual and multiple consumer-level predictive analysis.
Targeted Social Connections
After many years, social media has become the trend and many B2B businesses are quickly embracing the social media as a marketing channel. However, B2C companies are using this channel to drive new businesses their way. Upstarts have started winning market share and also push the market upwards. The ideal storm of maturity and stability are helping customers decide on the future of DMS and ECM technologies in addition to the adoption of the new ones.
Continued Advancement of the Scroll
There has generally been a general consensus in regard to the debate on clicking versus scrolling. People are scrolling more as this is considered faster when compared to clicking. This has been one of the trends that have helped to simply the flow of sequential information and forms for enhanced e-commerce experiences. This trend has gained acceptance due to its ease, expediency and flow when consuming content. The bottom when it comes to content consumption is that cloud-based management apps can allow for easier and faster access and consumption of information than when it comes to the clicks through the pages.
The future of cloud-based management apps is bright and things seem to be getting to greater heights with the introduction and predictions of cutting edge technology. We can only wait and see what will become of this new trend as more businesses make a switch to paperless office environment.