When crafting new features, designers always think about scalability: what will this list look like with 50, 500, or 500,000 items on it? However, one often overlooked aspect of a design is the empty state–what does the list look like with zero items?
UI stands for user interface, which is how a user interacts with the interface you create. This includes menus, navigation, buttons, and more. It's a part of the overall UX (user experience) that's focused on the visual aspect of the user's overall experience on a particular website or app.
Mobile devices account for more than half of online search traffic, and that number is only going to increase. Designing for such a small screen is significantly different than designing for a computer screen, and it’s crucial to design unique interfaces for both.
Learning the difference between UI and UX design can initially be very confusing. Designers will tell you that UI is part of UX, but UX is not “experienced” from UI only. But what does that mean? Which one is more important? How do you use them together effectively?