What is UI and UX Design?

If you’re like me, you probably have come across the terms UI and UX design and wondered what it means. After many days of internet research, I found some great resources that helped answer this blaring question.

UI Design

UI Design stands for User Interface Design. This area focuses more on the visual assets to a product’s interface to best enhance the user’s experience, such as the look and feel, the presentation and interactivity of a product. It deals with style guides, typography, colors scheme, imagery, and icons, etc.

UX Design

UX Design stands for User Experience Design. This area serves as the blue print foundation that UI design builds on top of. It involves research, testing, content, and prototyping to improve usability, ease of use, and pleasure during the interaction between the customer and the product.

What’s the difference you ask?

According to CareerFoundry.com, here is a great answer:

“The UX of the house consists of the foundations, structure, and framing, while the UI components consist of the wallpaper, paint, and interior design.”

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