UX and UI are often interchangeable but in designing terms ‘UX’ is related to the experience of the product and UI relates to the poor ‘UI’ of a specific website.

The term ‘UX’ refers to “user experience” defined by Don Norman in the late 1990s he expresses it as

“User experience encompasses all aspects of end-user interaction with the company, its services, and products”.

While ‘UI’ refers to “User interface design”.

1. UX Design

UX and UI design work closely with each other and the user experience part refers to how is an experience of a product, which includes the interaction of the user and the product or service. On using the product it tells us how the user feels while using the product for eg.  While buying a product from e-commerce or any website we can make easy payment online this experience feels like the user manages money. So the ultimate design of the website makes the user experience pleasant.

Ux design mainly focuses overall feel of the experience.

The following image shows the UX Design :

UX design
2. UI Design

UI design considers the look, feel easiness, and attractiveness of the website, and app to feel more interactive with the product. UI does interaction Between the user and digital device or product for eg. While using WhatsApp on a touchpad and touchscreen the user is more reliable to the touchscreen because of using an interactive way i.e.

touchscreen. UI designers will think of icons & buttons, typography & color schemes, spacing imagery, and responsive design. UI design makes sure that the design is consistent, coherent, and aesthetically pleasing and doesn’t require a user to think too much. But the development of the product starts with us and is followed by UI. Both are essential for a successful product.

The following image shows the UI Design:-

UI designWhich Career Path Should Choose UX or UI?

TO choose the role here are some responsibilities listed for UX and UI.

For UX

  • Competitor analysis
  • User Research
  • Product strategy and structure
  • Content development

Another step-like blueprint

  • Wireframing
  • Prototyping
  • Testing
  • Development Planning

UX role is vast in the development of product

For UI designers the responsibilities are as follows:-

  • Design Research
  • Branding and graphic development
  • User guides and storylines
  • UI prototyping
  • Interactive and animation
  • Implementation with developer

UX is creating an awesome user experience. This role is complex and challenging. User is necessary because what our users will experience won’t fail to notice. user research helps us to find out how our target customers feel while interacting with the designed product. So user research needs to begin building the product. We can’t proceed without information so it involves

  • Online survey
  • Interview
  • Persona

UI designer’s role is to design all the screens through which a user will move and create a visual element. UI design also thinks about the inhuman aspect of how the user’s mind will feel while using the product. In short UI designer is full creative work. UI designers need an understanding of color theory, typography, and UI design patterns.

Both UX and UI can work separately as the work is different.

Is a Graphics Designer is Same as a UI UX Designer?

Generally, we relate the word ‘design’ to a graphic designer but now with the evolving of technology in the design sector from print media to web design, software the jobs are also evolved so I will explain to you the difference between graphic designer, UI UX designer

Graphic Designer: 

Graphic designer used their imagination, color, typography, and print media to convey the art. A graphic designer communicates the idea of branding and advertising with the help of print media and visuals. Basically, graphic designers polish the end product  by feeling and emotion

By using fonts and visuals and the software used by a graphic designer are:

  • Corel Draw
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign

UX Designer: 

UX designers are completely working with how the user feels and their experience depends on it UX design is logic-based interacts according to the user-specific problem and is user-centric. UX designers go through no stages to get the end result such as interviews, competitive analysis of products, human factors, and persona. Ux designer work in the validation phase

Software used for research are:

  • UX Maps
  • Woopra
  • Mouse Stats
  • User Testing

Design tools used by UX designers are:

  • Flinto
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Balsamiq
  • Sketch
  • Azure
  • Adobe Illustrator

UI Designer:

A UI designer is based upon the provided UX by a UX designer. UI designer deals with interactive elements of the user interface the color scheme, typography, drop-down, buttons, and animation. Basically, the UI designer designs each screen and follows the path provided by the UX designer to design visually. It fulfills the end requirement of the product or service provided by the UX designer.

Software used by UI designers are:

  • Adobe XD
  • Sketch
  • Invision App
  • Zeplin