4 Reasons why Card-Based UI is the Future of Design

Saurabh Tiwary | 2nd February 2017

The Web and mobile apps design are gradually shifting from pages towards a entirely personalized experience. Such experiences are designed on an aggregation of several individual pieces of components. This new way of presentation is the presentation through card-based UI design. The card-based interaction is spreading widely as you can come across digital cards everywhere.

Card-based UI pattern is constantly making a change itself to face new challenges. As a result, the responsive and mobile app design will probably be the highly affected departments. This principle seems to be inclined a bit to the paper-like influence Material Design of Android apps.

Let’s take a look at how card-based UI will dominate the web and mobile interfaces in the near future.


  1. Upgradation in Technology


Card-based UI are much likely to be dynamic see an application in the long run. As the web technologies improve and performances be better, so will the ability of cards to support rich media and other content. You might probably witness much more detailed components, such as automatically updating of content that cannot slow down the entire experience.


Videos are also likely to replace images (considering the use of motion graphics and other video content) and might also become more popular.


  1. In-Depth Interaction

Very soon, cards might also be more creative than acting just as links. As we notice in Material Design. Cards may vary depending on the individual interactions such as features of automated sorting and getting real-time updates such as weather forecasts and traffic information.

Important Read: Card Layouts Are Cool Enough To Delight Your Visitors

Windows Smartphones have already been using the auto-sorting card features, however, there is a huge potential to infiltrate the mobile user base at a larger base.


  1. The Card Size

Along with the popular trend of hero images on the website, cards have also adopted a “bigger is a better” principle.

Big cards now allow complete details and intricate typography which clearly means vast opportunities for delightful visuals in design. When employed interchangeably with the smaller cards, larger cards tend to allow greater freedom in the visual hierarchy.

Some cards are just links, while others provide static information. Wide gutters are used to separate the cards that provide plenty of breathing room.

  1. Wearables

Through the advent of Google Glass, cards are now established as a staple of wearables UI design. Although critics might not be fond of Google Glass and call it a commercial flop, others consider it as an opportunity in the business market. Nevertheless, wearables should make efficient use of space. When achieved, cards are undoubtedly the best choice.

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