The end of the year is a time to look back and see what was predicted for this year and reflect on the progress of these trends in our field as well as how trends in other design and/or technology fields have influenced the learning design field.
Design Trends in 2016 – A Guide Through 2016 Design Trends : Key trends for both graphic design and typography
2016 Instructional Design Trends Compass: Experiences, Ecosystems, Evaluations. Oh My! : This discusses three big topics of 2016 : experiences, learning ecosystems, and evaluation.
7 Key eLearning Trends for 2016 : This discusses the following trends in eLearning: automation, augmented learning, big data, going for cloud, gamification, mLearning, and personalisation.
Top 6 eLearning Trends for 2016 : This discusses the following trends in eLearning: serious games, automated course authoring, wearable tech training, big data, responsive learning management systems, and cloud-based systems.
Top 10 UX Trends for 2016 : This discusses the following trends: microinteractions and functional animation, content-based navigation and long scrolling, flat design 2.0 and modern visual aesthetic, anticipatory design and personalisation, storytelling and product’s identity, emotional design, speech functionality, wearables and smartwatches, conversational/bot apps, and rich prototype tools.
4 Top eLearning Training and Development Trends for 2016 : This discusses gamification, mobile learning, adaptive and competency-based programs, and automated technologies for eLearning development.
3 eLearning Trends for 2016 : This discusses significant adoption of “learning design”, adaptive learning, and the sharing culture.
The 9 Graphic Design Trends You Need to be Aware of in 2016 : This discusses “modern” retro style, material design, bright and bold colors, geometric shapes, negative space, modular layouts, dramatic typography, abstract and minimalistic style, and custom illustration.
Top 10 Technology Trends for 2016 : This discusses the device mesh, ambient user experience, 3D-printing materials, information of everything, advanced machine learning, autonomous agents and things, adaptive security architecture, advanced system architecture, mesh app and service architecture, and the Internet of Things architecture and platforms.
5 Learning Tech Trends to Watch in the Next Five Years : This discusses microlearning, gamification, social learning, adaptive learning, and immersive learning.