I got email this morning inviting me to sign up for quick UX Design course for free. Being a techie I truly respect the work UX Designers do so I decided to take a quick weekend challenge (plus it is free) and do the course. Getting through the first section already gave me a pretty good glimpse into UX designer mindset.
What UX designers do:
- Take bad experiences away
- Match technology to the way people think
- Learn how people interact with system
- Understand that UX is a human side of technology
- Try to get the best possible results by combining person and a technology
- Help customers to understand their users so together they will craft delightful and usable experience
What is the difference between UI and UX?
UI (user interface) is similar to interior design where you see pictures of the room.
UX (user experience) is when you are the user of the real room and having user experience by trying to use or interact with anything in there. If room was designed well enough by doing user surveys, learning user needs and pain points, doing research and user validation testing you are going to have best UX in your newly redesigned room.
Three sections to go with the real problem to solve as a part of the course.