The world and our nation is advancing everyday and to commemorate technological advancement, National Technology Day is celebrated every year on 11th of May. On this special occasion, we would like to take your notice to the new advancements of the design field and how it is evolving on a day to day basis to serve the community better.
Over the past few years, the design industry has seen tremendous growth along with getting worldwide recognition in every other domain. Today design is integrated into every aspect of our life and is no more just about the aesthetic appeal but also focuses on delivering solutions to various needs of humans. In today’s world, UI/UX Design has become a popular but highly misinterpreted term. When we talk about UI and UX design, we always put it separated however it is more often misapprehended as a conflated or a unit term, demeaning the role of the designer.
As we cater to the design industry and it is the National Technology Day, we will give you an overview of UI/UX Design and the kind of roles that fall under the people pursuing it.
What is UI Design?
UI stands for User Interface. A UI Designer works on the look and the feel of the interaction platform or medium that connects the users and the products or services. In order to explain the work of a UI Designer, let’s pick any application. The visual appeal, the tap buttons, fonts, colour schemes, basically the overall feel is the creation of a UI Designer. The individual creates an aesthetically, attractive, visually stimulating platform that should match the theme of the purpose and look cohesive.
What is UX Design?
A UX Designer works towards delivering desirable experiences across products and services to the intended demography. If we consider any mobile application, UX Designer analyses and evaluates how the app interacts. He/she scrutinises if a user is able to navigate smoothly or the app is creating confusion and clunkiness. A UX Designer undertakes various aspects of psychology, business, market, research, design and technology to create an experience for the users. He/she actively implements cognitive science to find a solution and deliver an impeccable experience to the users.
What is the difference between a UX Designer and a UI Designer?
This conflated term leads to confusion and you would often see people interchanging them. If you are interchanging the term then you are committing a cardinal crime and the design industry would not even consider your plea. It is our duty on the National Technology Day to blur the misconception and deliver accurate information.
In short, UX Designer works on the purpose and functionality of the product while the UI Designer creates a platform for quality interaction between the end-user and the product. Moreover, UI Design has a technical and artistic approach to bringing a finished product while the UX Designer is more involved with social components as he/she analyses, ideates, develops, and manages the curation of the product.
As we explained, UI and UX Design are two different disciplines that can be overlapped according to the requirements of the company. Also, the two design domains work in perfect harmony to provide a solution to the user.
Where can you go to increase your knowledge of UI/UX Design?
JD Institute of Fashion Technology Bangalore provides new age courses catering to the design domain. It aims to raise a generation of aware designers who know their responsibility and lead through innovation to celebrate and keep the essence of National Technology Day alive.
In association with Singhania University JD Institute offers MA in User Experience and Interaction Design, a two year program that helps to develop new skills to challenge, innovate and improve the existing communication and interaction methods in compliance with the global requirements