What does UI stand for?
UI stands for User Interface.
What is User Interface Design?
User Interface (UI) Design is the graphic layout of an application and consists of the buttons users click on, the text they read, the images, sliders, text entry fields, and all the rest of the items that user interacts with.
This includes screen layout, colors, transitions, interface animations and every single micro-interaction. Any sort of visual element, interaction, or animation must all be designed.
UI Design is focused on how the product’s surfaces look and function.
What are User Interface Designers?
User Interface (UI) Designers build interfaces in software or other computerized devices. They decide what the application is going to look like. They have to choose color schemes and button shapes-the width of lines and the fonts used for text. They also create the look and feel of an application's user interface.
Anyway, the UI designer is a graphic designer. They’re concerned with aesthetics. It’s up to them to make sure the application’s interface is attractive, visually-stimulating and themed appropriately to match the purpose and personality of the app. They need to make sure every single visual element feels united, both aesthetically and in purpose.
How do UX and UI Designer work together?
A UX designer decides how the user interface works while the UI designer decides how the user interface looks. This is a very collaborative process, and the two design teams tend to work closely together.
As the UX team is working out the flow of the app, how all of the buttons navigate you through your tasks, and how the interface efficiently serves up the information user’s need, the UI team is working on how all of these interface elements will appear on screen.
Research is Key
Research is vital for both UI and UX designers. It’s important for both disciplines to gather as much good information as possible to assist them in crafting appropriate designs, and both follow a similar approach. Both will research what users want. What they expect from applications of the sort being developed. This research is often interactive, involving usability sessions, where real users will interact with scaled versions of certain functionality or visual designs being tested to determine whether the designers are moving down the proper path.
Here are some basic principles you should know about:
1. Color: Color vocabulary, fundamentals and the psychology behind colors.
2. Balance: Symmetry and asymmetry.
3. Contrast: Using contrast to organize information, build hierarchy and create focus.
4. Typography: Choosing fonts and creating readable text on the web.
5. Consistency: The most important principle, creating intuitive and usable designs starts here.
UI Design foundation skills:
1. Have basic knowledge on IoT
2. Have Experience on CAD (Computer-Aided Design)
3. Have Experience on CMS (Content Management System)
4. Creative and Developed mindset
After UI design you will skill at:
1. Higher levels of software and application development, such as project management
2. Web development, Information Systems Management, Database Administration
3. Senior UI Design or Manager for department
4. Creative Content Specialist
5. Front-End Developer
6. Front-End Designer
7. Graphic Designer (Digital Agency)
8. UI Consultation or Outsourcing
9. Starting up own business with SME Business size
10. Soft skill of the great leader for working as team