What is user interface design

If you ever asked yourself what user interface design or what a user interface is, here you get all the relevant answers.


What is Interface Design

User Interface design is the design of a hardware or software surface that you come in contact with when you use a product or service. It is mainly the interface between man and machine and has the claim of simple, efficient and self-explanatory use for the user.

This can be a cell phone but also an elevator button, the user interface of your electric toothbrush or the ticket machine in the subway.

We are in contact with user interfaces on a daily basis without actually realizing it. Some of us even quite often when they hold their mobile phones up to 100 times in order to communicate via WhatsApp, Facebook or their mail programs.

„The goal of user interface design is to make the user’s interaction as simple and efficient as possible, in terms of accomplishing user goals.“


What is the main goal of a good Interface Design?

A good Interface Design aims to get tasks done with the most frictionless processes for the user.

It simplifies the usability and supports the use and the user in the operation to perform a specific task.

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How do you create an Interface

UI Design is mainly a task for a UI Designer which studied e.g. Communication Design or Human Interaction.

User Interface Design always starts with a good concept that also leads to another topic called UX Design.

Most of the UI Designer start with creating scribbles of a rough interface with a pencil or probably on a Tablet. The creation process then takes place on a laptop with using programs like Sketch, Adobe XD, Figma, InVision, Adobe Photoshop or other tools.