UI (User Interface) and UX (User Experience) are two growing fields worldwide.
The user interface is the graphical layout of an application. It consists of buttons users click on, the text they read, the images, sliders, entry fields, and all the other items a user interacts with. This includes screen layout, transitions, interface animations and every single micro-interaction. UI designers decide what the application is going to look like – all the visual elements, interaction, or animations. They choose color schemes and button shapes, down to even the width of lines and the fonts used for text. UI designers create the look and feel of an application’s user interface.
A UX designer works on the user’s experience of the app which is determined by how they interact with it. UX designers are also concerned with an application’s user interface and are in charge of determining how the user interface operates. They determine the structure of the interface and the functionality. They design how the interface works with an understanding that if it works well and feels seamless, the user will have a good experience. The role of UX/UI designer is a common one in the Israeli hi-tech sphere. Many people are trained in both UX/UI and can apply this training to be product designers as well.