First things first: What does UX and UI actually mean? UX design refers to “user experience design”. A UX designer considers the user’s entire journey to solve a particular problem; what steps do they take? What tasks do they need to complete? How straightforward is the experience? While UI refers to “user interface design”. The UI designer considers all the visual aspects of the user’s journey, including all the individual screens and touchpoints that the user might encounter; think tapping a button, scrolling down a page or swiping through an image gallery. While the UX designer maps out the journey, the UX designer focuses on all the details that make this journey possible. Both are crucial to a product and work closely together. The roles themselves are quite different. They touch on different aspects of the product development and design process. Let's simply break down each role.
UX Designer role 🛠⚙️
UI Designer role 🖌🎨
UX and UI complement each other—and in today’s competitive market,
getting both aspects right is an absolute must.