User interface design, or UI design for short, is a field of design in which UI designers strive to create the most visually pleasing interface designs while also recognizing the importance of the user's experience while interacting with the design. People will sometimes confuse UI design with UX design and while they are certainly overlapping in some aspects, there are some major differences between the two. While UI designers focus mainly on the visual aspect of an interface design, UX designers will more specifically focus on the usability, or experience, of an interface and will often just create a wireframe, leaving the visual aspect up to the UI designer.
As a professional or aspiring UI designer, you've likely realized the importance of practicing UI design. Even for professionals, it's crucial to stay sharp and keep up with the current design trends. One of the best methods of practicing UI design is by working on your own design projects. You can do this simply by thinking of fun projects for yourself but after a while, it can get harder and harder to come up with creative ideas. This is where something like a UI design brief generator will come in handy. A UI design brief generator works by randomly selecting various brief components, creating a unique UI brief that you can use to practice on.
FakeClients' UI design brief generator is one of the most-used tools for beginning UI designers to practice their user experience design skills. Using the UI design brief generator you can generate prompts that you can work on as if they were real clients. Use these prompts to practice, fill up your portfolio or prepare for a job interview. To generate your first prompt, simply press the "Generate Brief"-button. A randomly generated design brief will be generated for you. Because of the large number of potential combinations, no brief is the same. Press the button as much as you want until you get a UI design brief you would like to work on. Try to work on the fake client briefs just like you would when working on a real client's request and go through your whole UI process to get as much practice and the best result.
Once you are finished with your UI design, you can add it to your portfolio, share it or try to get some feedback on the feedback platform of FakeClients. Go to FakeClients.com/Feedback and post your design and the other FakeClients users will gladly offer you helpful feedback for you to improve your design. To improve your chances of getting feedback, be sure to give some feedback to other users and ask them what they think about your work. Don’t be afraid to post your work on FakeClients.com/Feedback, it doesn’t matter if you’re an absolute beginner or a professional, the community on our feedback platform will be kind and provide you with the feedback you need. If you want to get some more exposure for your work and social media account, you can check the “allow sharing” checkbox on the feedback form. Your UI design will automatically be shared on the FakeClients Instagram account and your username will be tagged if you decide to fill that in as well. You can also share your UX designs on Instagram or other social media platforms using the hashtag ‘#fakeclients’.
Many people decide to use FakeClients’ generator as a daily UI design challenge. This is an excellent way to get yourself to practice UI design. Simply create a list of a number of briefs and decide on what timeframe you’d like to complete the challenge. These daily UI design challenges typically last for 10-30 days but some people even decide to do it for 100 days or more. When you use FakeClients, deciding the duration of the challenge is completely up to you. You can even decide to use it twice a day or a few times per week.
Besides the FakeClients generator, you can also use some of the longer, written UI design briefs. These briefs go more in-depth into the design requirements and are typically a bit more difficult to work on for beginning UX designers. To get access to these longer briefs, you simply need to sign up for FakeClients and upgrade to FakeClients Pro. Once you've upgraded your account, just go to FakeClients.com/briefs and pick one of the briefs to start working on your practice project. These longer briefs are an excellent way to get more UI design practice and your practice projects will look great on your portfolio. When you're done with your first brief, simply pick another one as, with over 200 written briefs, there are more than enough for you to pick from.