Getting Started with User Experience Design
Products that provide an outstanding user experience, like most smartphones, are solely designed with more than the product’s consumption or use in mind but also the entire process of acquiring, owning, and even problem-solving. Its typical for UX designers to not focus on creating usable products instead, they focus on other facets of the user experience, such as pleasure, immersive’s, functionality, efficiency, and fun. Ergo, there is not one definable definition of what a good user experience is. Instead, we judge a good user experience on whether or not a particular product or service meets the need that we’re trying to meet.
UX design is not the same thing as UI design
If you’re not very familiar with UX or UI, it’s easy to see how they can be commonly mistaken for one another. UI refers to the user interface, and while it is a very important part of the entire experience, it primarily serves as the service layer of a product. Perhaps part of the reason for the confusion is that people tend to associate the word “design” with visuals. Even though the user interface is a crucial aspect of the user experience, it’s just the surface layer of a product.