Many people still confused about the difference between UI & UX!
Don’t worry if you still confused too!
You are not the only one.
First off, let’s simplify the terms UI and UX. The term UI refers to “User Interface” and the term UX refers to “User Experience”.
For a little deep of explanation, We should ask you a question but, You may need to eat first.
Can you eat waffles without ice cream, choco chips or hot berry sauce released on top of it!
Exactly, This is what the User Interface design responsible for:
1- The Look and feel.
2- The Responsiveness and Interactivity.
If you tasted that waffle without any additions, You may won’t eat waffles for a long time.
Accurately, This is what the User Experience Design explains.
You can’t use a product easily without:
1- Strategy and Content.
2- Wireframing and Prototyping.
3- Execution and Analytics.
Now you know more about the UI and UX responsibilities.
So, Let’s get better knowledge about the definitions of UX and UI?
User Experience Design: is the process of enhancing customer satisfaction and loyalty by improving the ease of use, usability, and pleasure provided in the interaction between customer and product.
User Interface Design: is the visual design of a product. It responsible for the transference of a product’s development, research, content and layout into an attractive, guiding and responsive experience for uses.
A lot of serious talking, Right?
Now, Let’s simplify the whole picture for you with a little bit of imagination…
Imagine that your body is a product, OK?
And the whole internal structure of your body represents the UX Design which gets your life functions on.
Your eye colors, also the way you make your hair flies, and even your silly reactions.
These Layouts of your shape represents the UI Design.
Now it’s a little bit obvious for you, Right?
Let’s have some talk about the differences between UI and UX.
Actually, both are too close in some ways.
UX and UI complete each other. They have the same purpose to make the product better by several ways.
UX Design concerns about improving the Interaction Design, Wireframes, Prototyping, Information Architect, Scenarios, and User Research.
But, UI Design has a better interest in the surface of the product by improving the Visual Design, Colors, Graphic Design, Typography, and Layouts.
As a brief explanation, we see that:
UX Design is more analytical and technical field, UI Design is closer to what We refer to as graphic design.
Now, You may have a question in your mind…
UX & UI, which one is more important than the other?
Let’s show you a quote from an article which has considered the answer to this question.
“Something that looks great but is difficult to use is exemplary of great UI and poor UX. While something very usable that looks terrible is exemplary of great UX and poor UI.”
by Helga Moreno.
Now You see, They are both crucial. A product needs UI & UX to work closely together. It’s more successful with both.
I think this quote has the brief explanation to your question and it will be a nice end for this article.