People are hard-wired to recognize patterns. From the shapes in clouds to predictable stock market fluctuations, people see things that sometimes don’t exist. UX designers can use this to their advantage. By studying users behavioral patterns, designers are able to see how users navigate pages, use a menu option and how they use your site. If you use the internet on a regular basis, you are bound to notice a lot of UX patterns and problems associated with it. Some solutions to these patterns worked well and those are the ones we see repeatedly.
In this article, we will discuss the various design patterns that are prevalent today and how users use them. Using various examples, we will cover how these design patterns are used by some of the best websites and web applications to solve some existing user problems.