Create boundaries in between excellence and perfection via adopting creative, elegant, and expressive web design services that combine both UX and UI into one single application!
Let me ask you first, who are you? A technical nerd or just a common man, who doesn’t know what’s going on behind your computer screen. But, if you are a nerd, who’s professionally or personally indulged in development kind of things, then you might know what basically UX and UI.
Don’t you know? Well, keep moving ahead with this article, here we have concluded the differences, workflow, market demand and salaries of both UX and UI professionals to make you clear about UX vs UI.
UI – User Interface, first introduced in the beginning of computing as a basic terminology of science, which stands for user interacting screens or pages.
Did you remember the earliest computer devices?
Earliest computers required a proficiency in programming languages to operate and execute functions and you can’t find any GUI there to understand the output. You have to be an expert in your language to get your desired results, otherwise you destroyed that system.
Although, this scenario wasn’t stayed for longer time, as Apple launched their first Macintosh in 1984 with an attached mouse, multi-tasking feature and in-build GUI. This was the time, when a general user can access the system without knowing the programming concepts. And this was the time, when we actually required a UI expert to design user centric applications.
UX – User Experience isn’t a traditional term that can be found out in science terminology or any book. It was coined by the cognitive scientist and the co-founder of Nielsen Norman Group Design Consultancy. He defined it like:
“‘User experience’ encompasses all aspects of the end-user’s interaction with the company, its services, and its products.”
He does an explanation about why he invented the term in a mail, stated:
“I invented the term because I thought Human Interface and usability were too narrow: I wanted to cover all aspects of the person’s experience with a system, including industrial design, graphics, the interface, the physical interaction, and the manual.”
The statement clearly described that your interface should be expressive to interact with your customer and makes their experience much better.
Here, you can check out professional definitions provided on renowned resources about User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX):
“A person’s perceptions and responses that result from the use or anticipated use of a product, system or service” – as the international standard on ergonomics of human system interaction, ISO 9241-210, defines user experience. (Copied from Wikipedia)
“The user interface (UI) is everything designed into an information device with which a person may interact. This can include display screens, keyboards, a mouse and the appearance of a desktop. It is also the way through which a user interacts with an application or a website. The growing dependence of many companies on web applications and mobile applications has led many companies to place increased priority on UI in an effort to improve the user’s overall experience.”, as described on techtarget.com. (Copied from whatis.techtarget.com)
Several theories, each symbolize different thing, what does it mean? Might be authors have different perception, but it leads someone on a wrong track. Those wrong perceptions pronounced as Myth. We can see them everywhere on internet, due to which everyone is calling themselves a UI/UX designer, even the fresher ones. Here’s a few of those illustrated, check them beneath:
Apart from the Myths, there are several differences exists that somehow impressed as myths, but not exactly as they aren’t misinterpreting the meaning. Take a look at a few of those differences, here:
Are you in confusion with your selection of UX or UI field? If yes, just think about DIGITAL INDIA campaign, it will clear your doubts and make you more comfortable about the future scope. Moreover that, just take a look at the future trends such as AI, Chatbots, IoT, etc. each segment is focused on user experience along with interface.
On the other hand, there is approx. 4.16 billion active internet users worldwide and 3.3 billion active social media users. These numbers are increasing every year with a penetration rate of around 54%. These numbers can help you to predict future of internet world.
Take a look at the chart provided by Statista.
Moreover that, industry giants like: Apple, Coca-Cola, Nike, Walt Disney, and others are looking forward for the enthusiastic, creative and experienced UI-UX designers across the globe. There are huge possibilities in the segment as a designer, what you need is your potential to make them feel relaxed with you. If we compare the jobs of different industries, we can identify that there’s a great opening worldwide for experienced one with a great challenge and perks.
Apart from IT industry, there are more opportunities for UI and UX designers in the market. As the Automobile industry is growing rapidly and what about real estate, interior, healthcare, banking sectors etc., they have richer opportunities for UI designers as well as for UX designers and this will surely increase in near future.
With a growing number of requirements, there is obviously a growth in remuneration. To measure a growth, we always look around the remuneration that a UI-UX designer get. Here’s the stats regarding the remuneration of UX and UI web designers in India, take a look:
“If you think there is something that we have missed, feel free to mention it in a comment. We would love to include them in the write-up. Cheers!”