The design is always a deep and vague word. Maybe that’s why Horst Rittel and his counterpart Melvin M. Webber first coined the term wicked problems in 1972 while concentrating on design methods.
Yes, I’m a UI/UX Designer!
When someone says “I’m a designer,” the fundamental idea is not immediately clear what they actually do day-to-day. There are a number of different responsibilities encompassed by the umbrella term UI/UX designer. This is my loving tribute to My Special Adorable Designer and those in the design trenches.
The Acronyms Unveiled
Job titles like UI or UX designer are quite confusing and naïve even to designers who come from other industries. UI Design refers to the term User Interface Design, while UX Design stands for User Experience Design.
Quite confused? Don’t worry; you’re not the only one!
Both elements are momentous for a product to work closely together. The boundary between UI and UX design is fairly befogged and it is trivial for companies to opt to combine these roles.
UX Designer vs UI Designer
User experience (UX) is what you feel when using a system and the goal of a UX designer is to enhance those feelings.
They intensify the customer satisfaction and loyalty by improving the ease of use. But the result relies on the bliss accomplished while the interaction between the user and the product is going well.
User Interface (UI) designers are in charge of designing each screen with which a user interacts. They ensure whether the UI visually communicates the path that a UX designer has laid out.
UI designers are usually liable for creating a close-knit style guide. They ensure the steady design language is applied potently to the product.
Dreams – Yeah, It’s complicated!
The dream of a designer is to create meaningful designs that get across a visual, thoughtful and fanatical level. It is the joy of being artistic and having someone to pay for it.
But the reality of that dream is that it often comes with a huge price of the innovative soul.
There will be endless meetings, client revisions, long working hours and often little recognition. These are the daily and universal struggles of a designer.
As Massimo Vignelli in the film Helvetica puts it:
“The life of a designer is a life of fight. Fight against the ugliness. Just like doctor fights against disease. For us, the visual disease is what we have around, and what we try to do is cure it somehow with design”.
Skill is better than strength
You need to be fast at everything you do. Despite the swiftness, I’d say you need to be a damn good Googler and a very fast typist.
I think being a designer will increase your thirst for learning. The more you know, the more you want to know and the better your dilemma as.
A designer must also be very flexible and willing to take criticism because when it comes down to it, the customer wants an eye-catching design.
Bruce Mau said, “It’s not about the world of design, it’s about the design of the world”.
The idea to put together colors, words and pictures to represent another idea are not that easy.
An artist’s style may be a very royal one season and turn into a parody the next. People who are unwilling or unable to change could find their career tough as nails.
In a nutshell, designing isn’t one job. It’s fifty!