Electrical Engineering in UX Discipline

Stephen Mwangi updated on 2023-03-23 14:48:53
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When you heard the word "Electrical," you may think of electricity, right? It is true, everything relevant to electricity is a part of electrical engineering. But some people still don't understand the exact meaning of electrical engineering. Some electrical engineering aspects can be found in mechanical and civil engineering.

Well, in this article, we'll clear the facts about electrical and electrical engineering through some everyday examples. Plus, we'll also discuss its common uses of electrical engineering. For that, you've to follow the lead of this article. It's a worth reading topic.

Let's begin with, what is electrical engineering in general?

What is Electrical Engineering?

In simple words, electrical engineering is a branch of engineering that deals with technology and electricity. An electrical engineer's work starts from the tiny microchips to massive power stations. In fact, they have to deal with other technical components, devices, and systems.

As we mentioned in this article's intro, electrical engineering is an academic term and quite a popular discipline. This discipline is proposed in almost every famous higher educational institute around the world. If we see a proper definition of electrical engineering, it looks like this:

The process of design, build and maintain electrical systems, machinery, and equipment is known as electrical engineering. It also includes electronics engineering. But there's a difference between electrical engineering and electronics engineering. Most people are stuck between these two terms. Some think both of them are the same. Well, to some extent, they are right.

The purpose of electrical engineers is to distribution of electric power on a massive level. Whereas electronics' goal is quite the opposite, the electronics engineers' only concern is with the electronic circuits. More often, they work with computers and other modern devices.

If you are concerned with undergraduate programs, you can either choose electrical engineering or electronics engineering. Both programs have the same background but different in nature.

Well, that was a brief introduction to electrical engineering. We hope you understand it well and also distinguish between electrical and electronics engineering. Now, let's see some common everyday examples of electrical engineering. It's an exciting topic, isn't it?

An Example of Everyday Electrical Engineering

Are you excited to see how the postulates of electrical engineering work in real-world problems? It's a major concern for students from where they should start their career as electrical engineers. If you're a student or a degree holder in electrical engineering, you are still confused about the profession you want to choose. Well, you're in the right place.

This section of the article will help you to decide you want to choose the following career choices:

Well, it's a long list of what an electrical engineer can do for a living.

1. An electrical engineer can design electrical devices and instruments. They can also supervise all the development of electronic systems.

2. They can also manufacture the electrical components of the following industries;

  • Electric Vehicles
  • Navigation Systems
  • Control Electric Power Stations
  • Wiring Building
  • Telecommunication Systems, i.e., setting Radars and Navigation systems.
  • Other electric utilities.

3. Engineers can also work on different applications of electricity such as signal processing and Transmission control devices.

4. They can supervise and control the broadcast and communication systems.

5. Electrical and electronics engineers are closely connected to computers and their hardware.

That was the list of examples for the electrical professionals and students—our next list of measures for the electronic engineering perspective. Electronic examples are more comfortable to understand for non-techies.

1. Cell phones are a massive example of electronic perspective. It's a wonderful invention in the field of electronic media and telecommunication. iPods, Tablets are also on the same page.

2. Wi-Fi devices are also part of electronic engineering. We don't think this example needs any kind of explanation as everyone knows about it.

3. The digital camera is a significant electronic device that can capture your moments and saves your unforgettable memories. Almost every cell phone includes a front and back camera to capture the moments.

Well, there are so many examples of electronic devices that we use every day in our lives. We cannot describe each and every example of electronic in this article. All we can do is to gives some guidance to our audience.

Common Uses for Electrical Engineering

As we all know, electrical engineering means designing, testing, and managing electrical pieces of equipment. That means anything related to electricity is considered electrical engineering as electrical devices have become a part of our daily lives. Without electronic devices, you can hardly live any second. From the kitchen to the bedroom, electronic or electrical usage has its own priority.

Have you thought of living without electricity? No, you wouldn't. In fact, you wouldn't be able to go outside without your smartphone. Even though you're reading this article using a computer or laptop, think of how many electronic and electrical devices we use in our daily life? Many electronic devices ranging from automobile engines, their equipment and many more.

Basically, the devices are a combination of electricity and electronics elements to make a useful product. Electronic circuits and other things are used in the telecommunications region. Both are on the same page. That's why we made a close call on the relation between electrical and electronic engineering.

Well, these were some common uses of electrical or electronic engineering we use in our daily lives. We also saw how these devices impact our daily lives.

The Relationship Between Electrical Engineering and UX

At first glance, you would say how it is possible to distinguish between electrical engineering and user experience. Don't you think engineers are exquisite designers? We did some digging and found many electrical engineers' journey to the designing.

Here's the story of one:

Before starting as UI/UX designer, he didn't even know what user interface and experience are. He just wanted to work on social media to design typography and other graphic designing stuff. Then he starting sketching on many subjects. No doubt, electrical or electronics engineers are good at drawing.

As the interest continues, he mastered Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Maya. One of his friends told him to use his part and make a career with it. Then he got a job as a UI/UX designer in a well-known company.

The point of telling the story is if you think it's too late, then you wouldn't be able to achieve your dreams. It's never too late.

Back to the topic, who would've known the user experience (UX) better than an electrical engineer? We know electrical engineer doesn't have to do with user experience. But that doesn't mean they don't know how to satisfy their customers. We believe, which organization or any field of life you go, user experience comes first in every business.

Well, that's all from our side. We tried our best to describe the topic according to your need. We've described every single aspect related to electrical or electronic engineering. At last, we've also given a little bit of a hint on the relationship between an electrical designer and a UX designer.