In this article, we’ll discuss the classic UX design vs. product design debate in more detail, plus illustrate their differences.
UX design and product design have unique approaches to thinking, processes, and priorities.
UX Design focuses on the design of the entire process of acquiring and integrating the product that covers critical aspects like usability, design, branding, and functionality.
UX design revolves around user needs, while product design focuses more on business requirements.
UX design is about enhancing how the product feels to users product design is more focused on creating the “right“ look.
UX designers also need more experience in prototyping tools, whereas product designers need skills like UI design and visual design.
UI design or user interface design prioritizes the visual, interactive elements of the product.
If you have to choose between hiring a UX/UI designer or a product designer, you need to consider your focus.