Although people say “UX/UI Design,” they are two separate things. User Experience (UX) is how it works, and User Interface (UI) is how it looks.
- User interface (UI)—the visual components and layout that make up what users see as they interact with the product
You may hear people say, UX, UI or UIUX to describe a job or skill set. 0:00 But these two roles are distinct steps in a product's production. 0:06 Let's unpack what each of them is and the key differences. 0:10 UX, like we've been talking about, is user experience. 0:15 UI stands for user interface. 0:19 Right there, we already have a big difference. 0:22 User experience is the underlying process, and how it works, 0:25 while user interface is what a user sees. 0:30 UX designers plan the blueprint for how the experience works. 0:34 They study users, they prototype, 0:38 and they strive to create the best possible experience for the users. 0:40 They ask questions like how can we make this easier for the user? 0:46 Or how would a user understand this process? 0:49 UI designers, on the other hand, focus on the layout and 0:53 how the product's interface looks and works. 0:57 They are creating what the user ends up seeing. 1:00 So it's important that they communicate with the UX designers to come up with 1:03 solutions that are aesthetically pleasing while also meeting the user's needs. 1:08 It can be easy to downplay either of these roles, but 1:13 they are both crucial in making the best possible product. 1:16 Since the UX process isn't as obvious to the end user It could be easy to 1:20 think that UI is more important because it's what the user actually sees. 1:25 Likewise, it could be easy to assume that the UI is just superficial when 1:31 UX took planning in research. 1:35 Both had solid UX foundation and 1:37 a solid UI worked together to create the best user experience. 1:40 However, the interface is part of the experience. 1:45 But a good interface can't save a critically flawed experience, 1:49 just like a good coat of paint can't save a car with a bad engine inside. 1:53 Especially in smaller companies, it could be common for 1:59 someone to do both UX and UI for a product. 2:03 Even so, it's important to keep in mind that UX and 2:05 UI are still two specific roles, the planner and the visualizer. 2:09 Speaking of roles, 2:15 we're going to look at how user experience works in a more applied way 2:16
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