What is UI/UX? Concepts and Tips for Beginners

If you've ever used a computer or a smartphone, you've undoubtedly questioned, at some point during your user journey, about a feature or process that you're not aware of. When creating an app or website, a UI designer must continually consider such questions to stay in line with the user demand. To understand the concept of UI/UX, let's first define what a user interface is so that we can better comprehend what user interface design is.

Image by Firmbee from Pixabay

User Experience, or UX, is a strategy to improve every aspect of a user's or visitor's interaction with a website or application. This is done in order to achieve its goal of providing the highest level of user satisfaction.

What is UI/UX?

UX stands for ‘user experience’. Every time a consumer interacts with a product or service, their user experience is influenced. It's the overall simplicity and user-friendliness of the encounter rather than anything solid or physical.

UI stands for ‘user interface’. In relation to a digital product, such as a website or an app, the user interface refers particularly to the screens, buttons, and other visual and interactive aspects that a person uses to engage with the product.

The thorough planning and creation of the user experience, together with everything it encompasses, is known as UX design. It prioritizes developing a good or service that addresses a specific consumer need while ensuring that the suggested solution is simple and easy to use.

Now let's talk about the term "UI". In simpler words, UI involves upgrading and improving the appearance and interactivity of the mobile application or website. It concentrates on the appearance and layout of the application. The user interface is comprised of each screen, button, page, and other visual element you view when operating a program.

Now that you are aware of what UI, or user interface, is, let's quickly look for some bonus tips.

Bonus Tips:

  • Find a mentor: The design community is really useful. If you like someone's work, follow them. If they are accessible, you can show them your designs and get their opinion.
  • Watch interviews: Watch interviews of professionals in the design field. The podcasts and interviews on King Sidharth and Whiteboard, are both of high quality, for example.
  • Post work online: Do not be afraid to publish your work online. Making errors is totally fine. You develop more as you get more responses and feedback.
  • Social circle: Keep up your social media active and community involved. My two preferred platforms to fulfill this purpose are Twitter and Reddit.
  • Get inspired: Browse Dribbble, Behance for design inspirations and try recreating screens on your own.
  • Practicality: If you want to learn about user experience (UX), look through the applications you already have on your phone or visit Mobbin Design or some beneficial UI sources. Try to comprehend the flow of the app and why the screen is created the way it is.

So now that we have explained UI and UX in its simplest form, we hope you got a thorough understanding of concepts long with some tips to perform better in this field.

To sum it up, we can say that as a UI/UX designer, you should never cease hoping for personal development. Additionally, you should take advantage of the new software that are emerging continuously, in order to expand your skillset and ensure that you create the finest user interface possible.

Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post