The terms UI and UX appeared 70 years ago, although many experts are still not aware of this. In this article, we will explain and compare the differences between the roles of a UI designer and UX designer.
What is UI Design?
UI (User Interface) — This is literally how the site’s interface looks; its design and technical characteristics. This includes style and design, coloUrs, size of buttons and icons, fonts. Legibility, photos and videos, logos, and so on. Meaning, everything that is perceived by the human eye and ear.
What is UX Design?
UX (User Experience) — More precisely formulated, this is a collection of the hall user experiences and degree of their satisfaction. Their interaction with the website, platform or application that is being developed. UX design is responsible for usability, adaptability and functionality of Internet resource. It also takes into account the simplicity of the interface, that is, how convenient it is for the user, to use the site
What does UX/UI mean together?
Together, UX/UI or UI/UX design, is the design of user interfaces of varying complexity, which take into account both the usability of the resource and the external display.
The division of web designers into UX/UI designers, has emerged with the development and sophistication of the Internet and software. Over time, narrower specialists were needed, to create/monitor interfaces only for sites and applications.
What are the differences between UI and UX designer? (H3)
The main difference between the UI and UX designer to consider it the following. The UX designer simulates -when developing how the user will interact with the site or application- how a user will behave on the site and predetermine how many steps it will take them to obtain their result on the web-resource. In comparison, the UI designer creates the visual look of the web-resource, and its impact on the user, including the potential emotion it will evoke. So, as we can be see from the above examples, UI and UX design are so closely connected that it is sometimes difficult to draw a line between them. And so often UI and UX design is done by one person, and the position is called UX/UI designer.
Trends in demand: UX/UI design.
UX/UI designers are one of the most sought-after professions in the IT field, today. It is not clear to how long the demand for this profession will be. It all depends on the development of this industry. But by looking at the development trend, its popularity is continuing to increase every year.
UX and UI are not trends but rather a necessity nowadays. With substantial growth in High Tech, the demand for the IT-development and web-design is also increasing. Every day, thousands of new digital applications appear. And the development and design tools are so simplified that it will not be difficult for almost anyone who does not know programming to create a business card website or some simple mobile application without helps of designers. But in order to do this efficiently and beautifully, the client still needs the services of a UX/UI designer.
NB. Often people write UI/UX on the Internet, but we think that it is more correct to pronounce UX/UI, based on web design features, the functionality of the UX design being the first step, followed by its external part taken into account. Although the way of name pronounciation does not play a big role. The main thing to note, is to not confuse the stages of design development themselves. First you must take into account the ease of use, and then its appearance, and not vice versa.