What’s the difference between UI and UX design?

Throughout time and many projects, I learned the fact that there are many, many individuals that don’t understand the difference between UI UX design…and I’m not even surprised. It’s a complex area of expertise that needs to take a lot of things into consideration when referring to the terms “UI and UX”. 

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First of all UI (aka ‘GUI’) stands for Graphical User Interface and UX stands for User Experience. I found many definitions which describe very accurately the terms of UI, but in my personal opinion the simplest and shortest is the following: the UI is the graphical illustration of the UX process. On the other hand, the UX is the process of planning, creating & enhancing the customer interaction and the product/website usability.

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Posted by Design19 on Friday, 17 April 2015


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Raul Rusu

Experienced in strategic project planning, Raul Rusu is the CEO of Design19 web agency. With great experience in public relations and skills in examining development processes, Raul has been working with passion for every project to turn it from plans to results.