Perfect summary of UI vs UX(

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

  • Rolando MurilloRolando Murillo, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    Don't you guys think that a good designer should be good at both? When you design a product you design the interface and the experience. To me, making this comparison is a bit pointless because at the end of the day you are thinking of both at the same time.

    6 points
    • Dan SherrattDan Sherratt, over 7 years ago

      A good designer should code and know UX, and also speak Dolphin.

      7 points
      • Rolando MurilloRolando Murillo, over 7 years ago

        Nah, a good designer should understand code. UX is just a vital component of any design so it doesn't make sense to isolate it or to talk about it separately imho.

        1 point
    • Scott RileyScott Riley, over 7 years ago

      I think the most important thing for a designer is knowing how to differentiate between the two, preferably with the use of expansive and considerate visual analogies, clearly labelling the large difference between them. A designer who can take a simple item (let’s say, I don’t know, a slightly stale Hobnob biccy-wick) and clearly, effectively communicate the difference between User Interface design and User D-Generation Ex design is worth at least 80% more than a simple designer who just ‘designs fantastic products regardless of really awfully imposed and arbitrary lines between two extraordinarily overlapping skillsets ’. I mean, who is really mastering the art of semiotics and hierarchy? The designer who doesn’t bother themselves with labels, or the designer who consumes a stale biscuit in the name of enforcing the notion that there is, in fact, a huge and notable difference between User Interface design and User Excavation design? Hmmmm. Not sure about you but my money’s on the biscuit man.

      4 points