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What is User Interface (UI) Design?

Human users interact with computers, websites, and applications through user interfaces. Effective user interfaces should be simple and intuitive to use, requiring little effort from the user to achieve the desired results.

The technique that designers use to create user interfaces in software or electronic devices with a focus on aesthetics or style is known as user interface (UI) design. Designers strive to produce user-friendly and enjoyable interfaces.

So what is User Interface (UI) Design?

The definition of UI design

I would love to say it in the simplest way:

“It’s interaction between the user and any electronic devices, such as computers, laptops, smartphones and tablets.”

Mikdam Qandil

Because text command-line interfaces were complex and challenging to understand, GUI was developed. A command or function on your devices, such as tabs, buttons, scroll bars, menus, icons, pointers, and windows, can be opened by clicking or pointing to a small image, known as an icon or widget, through the GUI process. Today, user-centered design for software application programming is the norm.

There are three main types for creating User Interfaces for users:

  • Graphical user interfaces (GUIs) – Digital control panels provide visual representations that users can interact with. The desktop of a computer is a GUI.
  • Voice-controlled interfaces (VUIs) – Users communicate with these by speaking. The majority of smart assistants, including Alexa on Amazon devices and Siri on iPhones, are VUIs.
  • Gesture-based interfaces – Through physical motions, users interact with 3D design areas and spaces, such as in virtual reality (VR) games.
Image of two people is using a computer laptop with an interface icon.​

The image of two people using a computer laptop and designing User Interfaces.​

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