For hiring managers who need talented creative, marketing and interactive professionals, it’s essential to understand what you’re looking for before you start the search – especially when it comes to specialized skills such as interface design and user experience design.
By not clearly defining these positions, managers are setting themselves up for an unproductive (and expensive) recruiting process. Educating yourself on the differences, and sometimes overlap of each role is key to finding the candidate you truly need, as well as a team that will work well together.
Here’s the 411 on UX and UI design –
- UX (User Experience) design deals with the overall subjective experience associated with the use of a product or service.
- UI (User Interface) design deals with the specific user interface(s) of a product or service. The UI can be a component of UX, but many user experiences don’t have UIs. The design of a UI will be heavily informed by the UX design. The UX design will be less informed by the UI.
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