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UI vs. UX: Is there a difference between them?

  • By Merter Lee
  • October 21, 2022
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In the world of website designing, there are many terms that need a definition for understanding. Such is the case with UI (user interface) and UX (user experience). People often use these terms interchangeably, but they are quite different in real terms.

So, in this article, we will inform you about the major difference between UI and UX. Although there are numerous explanations as to why these two concepts fit well together, they are proven to have different answers.

Definition of the Terms:

UX or User Experience – In simple terms, UX or user experience refers to the overall feel that the user has while interacting with the products and services on the website. Though it’s something that a user may not be able to touch, it’s how they see things and if it’s easy for them to access your website.

UI or User Interface – While stated in direct terms, UI or user interface is how you can a user visibly interacts with the screen, buttons, toggles and other interactive features on a digital platform.

What’s the difference between UI and UX?

We know how complicated it can be to understand UI and UX in technical terms. Thus, here we will inform you of the difference between these two terms in simple words. To ease up the process, let’s say that you have to work on the UI and UX in accordance with the requirement of the users.

Comparison Between UI and UX

Points To Differ

UX (User Experience) UI (User Interface)
APPLICATION: Physical & Digital Products Digital Products
FOCUS UPON: User’s experience from the start till the end on the website Allows the user to interact with the products
CREATES: Solutions to any user’s bad experience relating to the product or the website Helps to create buttons, animations, images and color palettes for the website
RESULT:  Products improve user’s experience Products help user to stay aesthetically focused

 

How do UI and UX design work?

As you must have understood the difference between UI and UX by now, let’s see how they work together. If you are guessing that one may be more important than the other, then it’s not the case. Both UI and UX work together to make a website function effectively well.

While stating the terms, “your website may look great, but if it doesn’t allow easy access to the user, then it’s of no use.” In simple terms, both UI and UX go hand in hand to make your product’s approach better for the target audience.

For instance, let’s say you have a product site that appears and functions genuinely well. Now, with such techniques, you are not amplifying the user experience but also engaging other indirect customers to your website.

Task & Responsibilities: UX and UI Designer

Most website owners are looking forward to hiring people who can fit both the UX designer and UI designer tasks. More so, if you know the difference, it will be easy to work on the aspects without paying anything extra. Likewise, if you have enough knowledge, you can also do it by yourself.

UI (User Interface) Designer –

  • They play an integral role in creating and expressing the brand on various platforms and products.
  • They help to gather information about user requirements. More so, they work in accordance with the product manager, engineer and UX designer team.
  • A UI designer helps to create the following – original graphic designs and images, build page navigation and develop UI mock-ups.
  • It also invests in creating and developing a UI style guide for the website.

UX (User Experience) Designer –

  • They have a deeper understanding of the customer’s requirement and their behaviour. Thus, analyze and research users’ usability tests and business needs.
  • It also creates and evaluates the data and insights to know the user’s experience and page stay time.
  • They help to get the team feedback that iterates and implements the design and solution accordingly.
  • Most prominently, they work to keep the data and customer requirements per the industry’s latest trends.

Conclusion –

If you are already working on a website or want to create a new one, you may look for a designer that will fulfill your requirement. Likewise, considering being a visual person, most website owners hire a great UI designer, but they may lack the need for a UX designer. Therefore, you must not be completely focusing on one, or it decreases the website’s traffic. If you require, you may hire developers from our end as they are professional in their batch of work as well. Also, our team experts can also help you with the desirable changes and updates with the website.

Merter Lee

This post is written and published by Merter Lee. Merter Lee is currently working as a Content Writer for freelancersdev.com and has enormously worked towards making our dream project come to life! In his free time, Merter Lee likes to read books and learn through advanced technical knowledge of the internet and a lot more.

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