The Difference Between UX & UI--Which One Is Right For You?

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over 2 years agoJanuary 21, 2015
isn't it supposed to be "our", not "out"?
over 2 years agoJanuary 21, 2015
Indeed! Fixed, thanks for the comment!
about 2 years agoFebruary 3, 2015
So does a UX designer ever have to come up with the concept of what the actual visualization of a website will look like, or is that more towards UI?
about 2 years agoFebruary 5, 2015
Hey Yaya, there are a whole lot of "well it depends" answers to that question. On the team, on the designer, on the expecations of the client, etc. 

I would generally say this however, UX design is responsible for guiding and testing the outcomes, so in one regard, yes. They are responsible for the wireframes which determine the visual layout of information, they are responsible for testing colors and fonts (as much as the UI person is responsible as well) and ensuring that what ever has been designed is working.
However, in terms of the visual branding, the creative and interactive elements of a website, that is the core responsibility of the UI designer.

Does that make sense?

Thanks for your question!
5 months agoDecember 4, 2016
The creative and interactive elements are pure UI? If a UX designer improves the experience of a product, how can he/she not be responsible for the interaction, as a great amount of the experience of a website consists of interacting with it, right? And to say that a UX designers work is not creative is very arguable, I'd say.

I think, what you mean is, that a UX designer doesn't make the visual design of interactive elements like buttons and such, and you consider this as a more classical creative procedure. Am I right?
almost 2 years agoJune 8, 2015
Super useful video. Its like what Einstein said: "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.". I don't think there's a simpler way to differentiate both.
almost 2 years agoJuly 2, 2015
hi,i have just started  learning UI/UX,so i think what you said in this video is  little difficult for me right now but i hope i will get it soon ,so plsszzz give me some suggestion for  UI/UX.
Ahsan Naveed
over 1 year agoNovember 6, 2015
I am a UX design student. I have suggestion for this page. Would you please make your logo on this page as such if a user clicks on the logo it should take them to home page of CF. I hope my suggestion would be helpful :)
5 months agoDecember 4, 2016
True that! :)
over 1 year agoNovember 18, 2015
not quite well explain it, you should explain it with graph as you do the lecture.
still to zero.
over 1 year agoNovember 26, 2015
Thank you, I am definitely on the right path. Simple, clean...:)
over 1 year agoJanuary 8, 2016
Good video, nice and clear. 
Might want to have some direct links under the video to more indepth overviews of each topic individually. 
Thanks again,
over 1 year agoJanuary 10, 2016
Hi! Thank you for the video, it's very usefull!
about 1 year agoMarch 12, 2016
Excellent video for my initiation.  Thank you very much and keep up the good work!
about 1 year agoMarch 15, 2016
Thank you so much. :)
about 1 year agoMarch 18, 2016

about 1 year agoMarch 18, 2016
Great video. Socially inclined, UX; visually inclined, UI. That simple though the overlaps still exist and will continue to be until....
8 months agoAugust 18, 2016
8 months agoAugust 22, 2016
Can I get this course in Spanish?
7 months agoSeptember 20, 2016
Hi, I have a question. You talk about UX and UI design like there two compleetly different things. But if were looking at for example a website, is it not the point that you do research towards the users first so you can find out what they want, like, feel. So you can then improve the website in the terms off UX? And in doing so you can improve the UI aswell on the design aspect?

I would love to know more about this subject, since I am working on improving a application atm in which the use of UX is very important.
6 months agoOctober 24, 2016
Love that you emphasize the social element of UX here.  While I feel like I am visually minded (and thought this meant that UI would be more up my alley), I do appreciate the customer-focus and analytic elements of what little UXD I've attempted to do, and look forward to learning more about what long term user research actually is. Great video!
5 months agoNovember 22, 2016
Yash! UX for life =)
5 months agoDecember 8, 2016
Thank you for the extensive explanation!!! Crystal clear now!
4 months agoJanuary 3, 2017
Short and brief. Well said, Thanks!
3 months agoJanuary 10, 2017
Very well explained! Would you say that UX design is related to or the same as "Engineering Psychology?" What is the university route to a career in UX design? Psychology? Cognitive Science?
Fiyin Adebayo
3 months agoJanuary 21, 2017
Awesome article, detailed and well written! This helped clear a lot of mix up in my UI and UX understanding.
3 months agoJanuary 25, 2017
Thanks for the video! Now I see why designing the visual elements of a website has always been so hard for me while understanding the logic and path behind the user experience with that same website (and how they "feel" the website while they walk around it)has always come easier. Connecting the dots.. :)
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