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UI and UX are misunderstood acronyms. They have completely different meanings but are often used interchangeably by well-meaning people who just don’t know the difference. But the difference is not just significant. It’s eye-opening when you know it.
UI is short for “User Interface.” In the software world, this means everything that shows up on the screen: the images, text, diagrams, and widgets as well as their color, size, and positioning.
UX stands for “User Experience.” It’s much more comprehensive than UI. It’s the entire experience a user has when they use your product! When you order something from Amazon and it comes a day early, that’s good UX. When your phone doesn’t wake you up with notifications, that’s good UX too.
In UX Design for Mobile Developers the instructors leave the software world for a more… visceral… understanding of the distinction between UI and UX. Check it out!
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