UI is Communication
2013-12-06 18:11:37| 分类：
UI vs. UX, and why isn't this UX is Like Communication
You might be wondering why I didn't call this book UX is Like Communication. Or you might wondering what the difference between UI and UX is the first place.
A user interface, or UI, is what connects users to a product's underlying technology. It is users see and feel directly when using a product. For a car, the user interface includes steering wheel; acceleerator, brake, and clutch; the dashboard; the varous controls;the seats interior; the keys and remote control; the overall ambiance of the interior, and so on.
By contrast, a user experience, or UX, encompasses the entire experience users have hith product. That experience includes the UI, but it also transcends the UI to include the internals users don't interact with directly, as well as the externals, such as the purchasing process initial product experience (often called the "out-of-box" experience), customer and technical support, product branding, and so on . For a car , the user experience includes internals such as the engine, chassis, handling, and reliability, as well as the externals , such as the pro... showroom, the purchasing and delivery experience, the owner's and repair manuals, the pro... warranty, and the service department.
User interface design addresses actions users must do, but user experience design addresses actions users don't have to do. For example, a good product might have a well designed user interface for its initial configuration, but a good user experience might make .. initial configuration unnecessary in the first place, User experience design is the n... encompassing goal and is what most design professionals focus on today. I named my company UX Design Edge for a reason.
I named this book UI is Communication because the "design as effective hu... communication" concepts apply mostly to user interface design-- what users seee and inte... with on the screen. For example, by reading this book, you will learn exactly what it means: UI to be intuitive. While I'm confident that you can apply these concepts to the broader scop... user experience design, that goal is beyond the scope of this book.
Also, I named this book UI is Communication instead of UI is Like Communication to sug... that this isn't a metaphor or simile, but a definition. UI design is a form of human communication.