UI & UX. What’s The Difference?

Are you new to graphics designing industry? If yes, you would probably be familiar with terms like user experience (UX) and user interface (UI). Both these terms are extensively used in the digital world so its important to know the difference.

What is UX design?

User experience is the overall experience that users have with the complete product. Now, how this experience is measured? Well, good and bad user experience design is determined by the user’s interaction with the product or service. Easy, smooth, and seamless interaction with the product or service is the indication of having a good user experience design. On the other hand, if the end-users find it difficult to interact with the product or service, then it shows the loopholes in user experience.

UX design involves things like potential market gaps and competitor analysis. It improves user interactions and perceptions of products and services as desired by the company. It is all about providing your customers the ultimate experience they want to have in every aspect related to your product. 

What is UI design?

User interface design primarily focuses on the look and layout. It’s about how each element of the product or service will look to the end-users. UI elements include buttons, placeholders, text, images, checkboxes, and any visual interface that people interact with.

UI design is about the visual interaction of people with the product. It includes how the interface works and how people interact with it. It focuses more on a product’s visual aspects rather than conceptual aspects, which are usually tackled by UX. UI includes color palettes, button styles, animation, graphics, typography, diagrams, widgets, and many other elements that make the websites, applications, plugins, and themes look more visually appealing.

Another integral element of UI is responsive design. The ultimate goal of UI designing is to make a website or smartphone application in such a way that it looks the same on different operating systems and devices.

Here are some of the major differences between UI & UX.


UX is about what issues the end-users find while using the or product or service and how to solve all those issues for a better experience.
UI is more about the layout and design, whether the layout will be appealing for the end-users or not.
UX is about offering desired features and functionalities to end-users. While on the other side, UI presents those features and functionalities with an aesthetic feel.
UX focuses on the user journey with the product. It includes behaviors, functional interactions, and emotional reactions throughout the usage. Whereas UI is all about the visual appearance of a service or product.
UI design is responsible for showing what UX designers create behind the scene. The product’s interface is always based on functional requirements which are part of UX.