UX design refers to the term “user experience design”, while UI stands for “user interface design”. Both elements are crucial to a product and work closely together. But despite their professional relationship, the roles themselves are quite different, referring to very different aspects of the product development process and the design discipline.
In relation to websites and apps, UI design considers the look, feel, and interactivity of the product. It’s all about making sure that the user interface of a product is as intuitive as possible, and that means carefully considering each and every visual,
The challenges run from mundane to weird, and old-fashioned to futuristic, but most are kept as open as possible. It’s a good idea to limit yourself by imposing some assumptions, constraints, and a platform (mobile / desktop / tablet etc). If working in pairs, one person could pick a problem, and the partner could refine it. So choose one of the following, decide on a mobile or desktop solution, and then keep asking questions.
Many UX designers, developers, and entrepreneurs take pride in how hard it was to solve hard challenges. I don’t. I hope to convince you not to either. I’m known for enjoying the process of solving impossible problems, but the way I do it is not obvious. I didn’t invent this method. I learned it first-hand from a master.