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So what is a U.I. even? To anyone not technologically inclined, this would not mean anything to you. A U.I. is a user interface, something that is used for various tech stuff, it is basically a menu or screen with a bunch of buttons on the screen for you to choose, these would take you to different parts of whatever your looking at, be it a website, or a game, and so on. Its just a way to navigate. So what I’m going to be talking about today are different kinds of web interfaces and how they help a web designer.
A/ B Testing; What is it for?
This another form of navigating on the web, but what is it for?
“A/B testing (also known as bucket testing or split-run testing) is a user experience research methodology.  A/B tests consist of a randomized experiment with two variants, A and B. It includes application of statistical hypothesis testing or “two-sample hypothesis testing” as used in the field of statistics. A/B testing is a way to compare two versions of a single variable, typically by testing a subject’s response to variant A against variant B, and determining which of the two variants is more effective.”
If people are testing your web site. and it isn’t up to snuff, then you will probably need to revamp a bit of it, that is unless it is good. Having someone to test your website will usually work out most of the time.
U.I design and U.X are they different? How do they help with the A/B testing?
UX is different then the UI (which i explained above), it stands for User Experience. If I were to have the simplest explanation, it would be from this persons article about differences between UI and UX design. Here is an excerpt from it to give you an idea.
- User experience design is the process of developing and improving the quality of interaction between a user and all facets of a company.
- User experience design is, in theory, a non-digital (cognitive science) practice, but used and defined predominantly by digital industries.
- UX design is NOT about visuals; it focuses on the overall feel of the experience.
So this is the type of stuff that the tester is looking at to make sure your website is good.
Example of a local UI/UX Design Job
This one was from Robert Half, for this job they get a $90000.00 to $110000.00 yearly salary, and describes it as a fast paced environment where you need to be on top of things, while making the mock ups needed and for it to be simple as well. You also need to have Adobe experience. It shows that is indeed something you need to be very good at.