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UI / UX – A Users Experience

The (UI) user interface or¬†human‚Äďmachine interface¬†is the part of the machine that handles the human‚Äďmachine interaction. Membrane switches, rubber keypads and touchscreens are examples of the physical part of the Human Machine Interface which we can see and touch.

In complex systems, the human‚Äďmachine interface is typically computerised. The term¬†human‚Äďcomputer interface¬†refers to this kind of system. In the context of computing the term typically extends as well to the software dedicated to control the physical elements used for¬†human-computer interaction.

The engineering of the human‚Äďmachine interfaces is enhanced by considering¬†ergonomics¬†(human factors). The corresponding disciplines are¬†human factors engineering¬†(HFE) and¬†usability engineering¬†(UE), which is part of¬†systems engineering.

Tools used for incorporating human factors in the interface design are developed based on knowledge of¬†computer science, such as¬†computer graphics,¬†operating systems,¬†programming languages. Nowadays, we use the expression¬†graphical user interface¬†for human‚Äďmachine interface on computers, as nearly all of them are now using graphics.