UI vs UX: what’s the difference?
UI is the saddle, the stirrups, and the reigns. UX is the feeling you get being able to ride the horse, and rope your cattle. At least that’s what they used to say in the olden days. Rather, that is what I wished they’d say. An interesting note to that is that I’ve found the people who work at jobs with titles such as Interaction Designer to get paid more simply because they know and act on the differences between those two fields (typically harnessing a little of both). Let’s jump right into a standardized definition that we will try to metaphorically elaborate on. More pointedly, good user experience is the art of a drill going through wood, or a surfboard gliding through water effortlessly. Before continuing, I’d like to just say that this article is based on my opinion alone and in no way is trying to make large grandiose statements on the way anything should be. Let’s break it down Dan Saffer was kind enough to let us use his image. Generalities UX: designing for emotion