I find it interesting that web designers have simplified the design of websites more and more each year. Little by little we are finally realizing that designs can truly be "too busy". I just created my new website and after doing much research I found such simplistic sites and couldn't believe that I also was desiring something with as little information as possible.
This sure tells me that even though us humans like technology and constantly having something "new", there does come a point where we all just can't take it all in. I know that I desire a simplistic look in my own designing. Very clean, easy on the eyes, a peaceful design.
I feel that the current design trend is tranquil art. Art that can cause you to sit back and take a deep breath and daydream about your favorite spot to retreat. I like this trend. I wonder how long it will last. Will we stay simple for decades or will it become busy again?