UX vs UI
“User experience encompasses all aspects of the end-user’s interaction with the company, its services, and its products.” — Jakob Nielsen and Don Norman
Slide 1: “This is NOT a thing.” There is no UX vs. UI…as if they are two separate things. You often see people erroneously try to separate the two by defining UX as “how the product functions” and UI as “how the product looks.”
Slide 2: “This is ALMOST a thing.” If you are completely dedicated to the idea of defining UX and UI as two separate elements, it must be done, at minimum, in this manner: UX and UI overlapping as two contributing parts to the whole.
Slide 3: “This IS a thing.” The fact is that the user experience “encompasses all aspects of the end-user’s interaction…” The UI (user interface) is inside of the UX (user experience). Along with everything else that contributes to the users interaction with the company: visual design, motion design, interaction design, information architecture, etc.