1 Jul · 3 min read
Have you been asking yourself: What kind of a designer am I?
This is a very common question that young people ask themselves when starting a career in design. We want to help you find an answer to your question by breaking down the UI & UX common design roles.
UI / UX design terms are often used together, especially in Kosovo. Actually, these are two very different things.
UI Design stands for ‘’User Interface Design’’ while UX Design refers to “User experience Design’’. They both overall contribute to a successful digital product.
Much of the work of UX Designer focuses on the early stage of the project; figuring out what users want and need in relation to how the workflow will work with user experience.
UX starts with a problem and ends with a wireframe or prototype. UX Designer needs to understand the customer’s journey. That means understanding the target audience, interviewing customers and defining user-flow based on research and data. Early testing in the design process with a rough prototype or wireframes is the best way to know if they’re doing their job right or not!
UI Designer focuses on the way the product looks and functions. They work from the wireframes or mockups a UX Designer has provided. UI Designer transmits the brand’s strength and visuals assets to the product’s interface.
A UI Designer focuses on how the colors, icons, typography, and images of a design connect to the brand of the product.
While User Interface Designers are primarily responsible for the look of a product, they don’t ignore User Experience. UI designers engage users in particular ways while making interactions more intuitive and making digital products easier to use.
UI and UX Designers are both vital parts of the digital product design process. The two roles are complementary and sometimes performed by the same designer.
Regardless of which career path you choose to follow, learning the roles and basic skills for both UX and UI can lead to more career success and opportunities. Share with us your experiences/thoughts on this topic by commenting on our social media (Facebook, Instagram, Linked In, Twitter).
Author: Rona Lohaj
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