UX stands for User Experience, and UI stands for User Interface.
User experience (UX)
UX is the interaction and experience users have with a company’s products and services. Good and bad user experience design is determined by how easy or difficult it is to interact with each element or aspect of a product or service.
User interface (UI)
UI is focused on the look and layout; how each element of the product will look, including buttons, placeholders, text, images, checkboxes, and any visual interface elements users interact with.
UX and UI are both critical components that can make or break a product. They work closely together to decide how a product looks and functions.
Read on to learn what the terms “UX” and “UI” actually mean, and the differences between the two areas of design.