UI and UX design are two of the most frequently misunderstood and conflated terms in web and app design. They’re usually grouped in a single term, UI/UX design, and on the surface, they appear to describe the same thing. It’s often difficult to find solid descriptions of the two that don’t devolve into jargon. There are some facts that you should know about UI Vs UX.
Know About UI Vs UX
“UI” stands for “user interface” in UI design. The user interface of an application is its graphical layout. It consists of the buttons that users click, the text that they read, the images, sliders, text entry fields, and all of the other items with which the user interacts. This includes the layout of the screen, transitions, interface animations, and each micro-interaction. Every visual element, interaction, and animation must be designed.
UI designers are in charge of this task. They are in charge of deciding how the application will look. They must select colour schemes and button shapes, as well as line widths and text fonts. The look and feel of an application’s user interface are created by UI designers.
Graphic designers are UI designers. They are concerned with appearances. It is their responsibility to ensure that the application’s interface is appealing, visually stimulating, and appropriately themed to match the app’s purpose and/or personality. And they must ensure that every single visual element feels cohesive, both aesthetically and functionally.
What is UX Design?
The term “UX” stands for “user experience.” The way a user interacts with the app determines their experience with it. Is the experience fluid and intuitive, or clumsy and perplexing? Is it easier to navigate the app logically or haphazardly? Does interacting with the app make people feel like they’re efficiently completing the tasks they set out to do or does it make them feel like they’re struggling? The ease or difficulty with which the user interface elements created by the UI designers can be interacted with determines the user experience.
As a result, UX designers are also concerned with an application’s user interface, which is why people are perplexed about the distinction between the two. However, whereas UI designers are in charge of determining how the user interface will look, UX designers are in charge of determining how the user interface will function.
They define the interface’s structure and functionality. How it’s organized and how the various parts interact with one another. In a nutshell, they design how the interface functions. The user will have a positive experience if it works well and feels seamless.
UI Vs UX: Two Distinctive Disciplines That Collaborate
UI and UX design require very different skill sets, but they are both essential to the success of the other. A beautiful design cannot save an interface that is clumsy and difficult to use, and a brilliant, perfectly appropriate user experience can be ruined by poor visual interface design that makes using the app unpleasantly. To create an excellent user interface/experience, both UI and UX designs must be flawlessly executed and perfectly aligned with pre-existing user expectations. And when those stars align, the results can be spectacular.