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Discussion on: Is UX Design just design?

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Vladimir Jovanović • Edited on

I have studied Graphic Design in 1999 and I can tell you without a doubt that UI and UX part of the design, but not quite. First one lacks the psychology and information architecture, and the second one lacks drawing / art. If the design process is applied on the Internet, in its entirety, it is called WEB DESIGN. Only reason why someone split web design into smaller chunks is because industry requires quickly educated workers.

On the other side, if you go into web design, which is a form of applied arts, same as graphic and industrial design, you have to learn UI, UX, psychology, marketing and front-end development. That kind of education can last at least 4 years today just to come to junior level.