Perfect summary of UI vs UX(

over 7 years ago from Luke Murphy, Design Advocate, zeroheight

  • Scott RileyScott Riley, over 7 years ago

    I’m sorry you don’t grasp the concept or differences between UI and UX Dan but I feel this clearly communicates a very serious and considered analogy of the necessary schism between the two. How else are we going to communicate the very large differences between User Interface design and Use Extraordinary design? Hmm.

    8 points
    • Dan SherrattDan Sherratt, over 7 years ago

      It's just frustrating that people still feel the need to summarise what the difference is by eating a biscuit. At least the biscuit designer got a better brief than the grass path guy.

      5 points
      • Scott RileyScott Riley, over 7 years ago

        Hmmm well I think if we’re going to discuss UI and UX as separate entities surely we need real, down-to-earth metaphors to do so? Hmm. I just think that relating it back to the basic need and function of eating food to the delightful experience of consuming a tasty biccy well, doesn’t that give the good, hard-working normal humans a nice angle to view things from? I certainly think so!! Hmm. Perhaps a fig roll would be a better comparison? It has more layers and seems to be geared towards being consumed in a certain way, at least, it feels more designed for the shape of the average human mouth; but then I’m loathe to bring something so obviously well-funded and extensively user-tested into the comparison. Feels a little disingenuous. Hmmm. Perhaps you have a better solution? What food type would you think could best sum this comparison between User Interface design and User Expedite design? Hmmm. Definitely a thinker!!

        1 point
        • Truman BoyesTruman Boyes, over 7 years ago

          /thread alt text

          6 points
        • Wil NicholsWil Nichols, over 7 years ago

          "Hmmm well I think if we’re going to discuss UI and UX as separate entities" and there's the problem. It's been beaten to death. No one learns anything from this.

          Definitely consider them as separate entities — just no reason to do it loudly in an overdone medium.

          2 points
          • Scott RileyScott Riley, over 7 years ago

            Hmmm. Not sure I can agree that it’s an overdone medium, there’s still people out there who think things like ‘separation of the two disciplines was born from totally arbitrarily constrained lists of skills that are merely discrete because someone made them so and the line between the two disciplines is fuzzy at best and more likely egregiously asymptotic; poorly-rationalised separation of such symbiotic skills is arguably more damaging for newcomers and generalists in the industry than it is beneficial for those wishing to specialise’ and, well, I’ll tell you this for free: as long as these people exist, I’m glad there’s others out there who’ll valiantly combat these notions with expertly-crafted visual analogies that clearly communicate there is a sheer and definitive difference between User Interface design and User Exequatur design. The community needs to rally against these outliers and show that, in fact, NO, there is a huge difference between the two and until the noisy minority pipe down we will consistently and lovingly craft clear, easily-digestible (if you pardon the pun!), frequently-shared graphical content that intelligently and intuitively portrays the hard line where User Interface design starts and User Exsanguination design ends. Hmmm. Thoughts?

            0 points