UX & UI Designs

UX & UI Designs

UX & UI Designs

UI and UX Designs are two of the most often confused and unite terms in website and applications designs. They are usually placed together in a single term, UI/UX Design and it is viewed from the surface which seems to be describing the same thing. It’s hard to find the solid descriptions of the two that don’t descend too far into jargon. But don’t fear!!

What is UI Design?

UI stands for User Interface. UI Design is the graphical layout of an application. It consists of the button viewers click on, the text they read, the images, the sliders and rest of the items the user interacts with. This includes screen layout, transitions, interface animations, and every single micro-interaction. Any sort of visual element, interactions, or animation be designed.

What is UX Design?

UX stands for User Experience. UX Design is determined by how they interact with it. Is the experience smooth and confusing? Does navigating the app is logical or does it feel arbitrary? User Experience is determined by how much easy or difficult is to interact with the user interface elements that the UI designers have created.

They determine the structure of the interface and the functionality. How it’s going to be organised and how all the parts relate to one another. In short, they design the working of the interface. If it works well and feels seamless, the user must have a good experience. UX Designers works to avoid the second scenario.

UX Designers will create wireframe rendering of interface interactions and get user feedback. It is very important for UX Designers to have a holistic understanding of how users preferred to interact with their applications.

How they work together?

So a UX Designer decides how the user interface works while the UI Designers decides how the user interface looks. This is a very collaborative process and the two design teams tends to work closely together. As the UX Team is working out the flow of the app that how all the buttons navigate through your tasks and how interface efficiently serves up the information user’s requirement, the UI Team is working on how the interface elements will appear on the screen.

Let’s say at some point in the design process it’s decided that the extra buttons require to be added to a given screen. This will change how the buttons will require to be organised and could require to change shape or size. UX Team would determine the best way to lay out the buttons while the UI teams adapt designs to fit the new layout. Constant communication and collaboration between UI and UX Designers helps to assure that the final user interface looks as good as it can, while operating efficiently and naturally.

UI vs UX

Two Very Different Disciplines that Work in Harmony

UI and UX Designs involves very different skill sets but it is integral to each other’s success. A beautiful design can’t save an interface stumbling and confusing to navigate and a brilliant, perfectly appropriate user experience that can be decline by bad visual interface design that makes using the app unpleasant. Both UI and UX designs required to be flawlessly executed and perfectly aligned with pre-existing user expectations to create an excellent user experience.