The User Interface (UI) is the point of human-computer interaction and communication in a device. This can include display screens, keyboards, a mouse and the appearance of a desktop. It is also the way through which a user interacts with an application or a website.
The growing dependence of many businesses on web applications and mobile applications has led many companies to place increased priority on UI in an effort to improve the user's overall experience.
Types of user interfaces
The various types of user interfaces include :
* graphical user interface (GUI)
* command line interface (CLI)
* menu-driven user interface
* touch user interface
* voice user interface (VUI)
* form-based user interface
* natural language user interface
Examples of user interfaces
Some examples of user interfaces include:
* computer mouse
* remote control
* virtual reality
* the old iPod click wheel
Websites such as Airbnb, Dropbox and Virgin America display strong user interface design. Sites like these have created pleasant, easily operable, user-centered designs (UCD) that focus on the user and their needs.