At the heart of many of these new UI design patterns is the evolution of gestures and animations in mobile development.
Remember the days when clicking, hovering, scrolling, and keyboard shortcuts were the only triggers for web interactions? Although they’re not the only triggers today, they certainly dominate the user experience across the web.
Mobile application design, on the other hand, has exploded with new design pat-terns and their implementations. Made possible by advancing hardware and softwa-re capabilities, the mobile space is developing with unprecedented levels of human-computer interactions. These solutions are largely empowered by new gestures.
And, marked by responsive design advancements, web and mobile design is rapidly converging so applications may be build for all device shapes and sizes - this will have a dramatic and re-invigorating impact on design of the web experience. If we look at Android’s current gestures, you get a sense of how many ways some-one could interact with a pattern as simple as a calendar, message or picture gallery.