What does a UI/UX designer do?

Articles / 16 May 2024

Pursuing a career in the field of UI/UX is a very rewarding and enjoyable Journey, As UI/UX encompasses various skill sets from User research to implementing this research into design, then, generating a prototype for your product and then launching the final product and finally iterating your product experience according to end-user feedback. If this rings a bell, then you are in the right place! In this article, we are going to have a deep dive into the interesting world of UI/UX, covering definitions and differences between UI/UX, Software tools, valuable design resources, and collaboration tools to streamline your workflow. Finally, we will share with you how to jumpstart your UI/UX career. Ready for the journey?

UI and UX... Definitions and differences:

UI simply is an acronym for User Interface, while UX refers to User Experience. Unfortunately, some people think that both terms mean the same which is not true. UI is a subset of UX and the main difference between these two terms is Digital Exclusivity. User Experience (UX) is the overall feeling and thinking that the user of any product encounters while using the product or service you are working for, as such, User experience may cover online or digital customer touchpoints as well as offline ones. Whereas, the term User Interface is used only in digital and online touchpoints, as it refers to making the online visual and written content of your product or service easy to use and enjoyable to the end-user so that he/she is eager to come back to your online/digital mediums whether it's a website or a mobile App for example.

UI/UX Software Tools and How to choose between them?

There are so many software tools in the market to choose from, and settling on which ones to use may be hectic and time-consuming. However, the two most commonly used tools are Figma and Adobe XD. Generally speaking, Figma is better than Adobe XD as it offers real-time or live editing and amending feature which is not possible in Adobe XD. This amazing feature in Figma allows you to better communicate with your team and streamline your workflow easily and effortlessly as it provides transparency for your product to the whole team working on the project you are developing.

Valuable Design Resources:

As you may have a clearer and more comprehensive view of the UI/UX designing process by now, you may wonder where can I find inspiration for my design and what resources can aid me in delivering an enjoyable user experience and interface for the customers. There are many online resources and plugins that can be added to Figma to help you in your design journey. 

Figma Plugins for Design Elements:

Icons: IconScout, Iconduck, Iconify, Crafttor, and Feather.

Illustrations: Blush, Freepik, Crafftor, and Icons8.

Images: Lummi, Unsplash, Pexels, and Freepik.

Mockups: Artboard Mockups, Clay Mockups 3D, Mockup plugin, Figmockups, and MockRocket. 

You can try as much as you like from these valuable design resources and also you can mix and match from them to deliver an outstanding user journey. 

Starting your career in UI/UX:

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