User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) are two terms that are commonly confused.
User Design Experience, i.e., UX Design and User Interface Design, i.e., UI Design work closely together and are pivotal to a product. Though they have a professional relationship, their roles are quite different and refer to completely different parts of the process and the design discipline. While UX Design is a more analytical and technical field, UI Design refers to a graphic design with more complex responsibilities.
What is UI Design?
User Interface is a crucial part of any program as it focusses on the usability of an interface. A UI Designer basically uses Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator or any graphics design tool that enables him/her to create an object or use UI design elements. To make an interface noticeable, presentable and user-friendly, a UI Designer uses tools such as button size, text size, color, drop shadow, etc.
Responsibilities of a UI Designer
Look and Feel
- Client/Customer Analysis
- Research on Design
- Graphics Development
Responsiveness and Interactivity
- UI Prototyping
- Adaptability to all devices and screen sizes
What is User Experience Design?
User Experience is defined as where, when, why and how an individual uses a product. A User Experience Design must be useful, desirable, accessible, credible and valuable to the user. Each UX process must comprise of the following key phases:
UX Designers are in high demand among employers due to the increased requirement of better and improved user experience. Companies have started updating themselves on a weekly or monthly basis so as to make their web and mobile platforms more updated, advanced and user-friendly.
The core tasks of UX include understanding the thinking process, examining research data and developing interactive wireframes and prototypes.
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