Interface It is a term that comes from the English word interface. In computing , this notion serves to point to the connection that occurs physically and at the utility level between devices or systems .
The interface, therefore, is a connection between two machines of any kind, which provides support for communication to different strata. It is possible to understand the interface as a space (the place where interaction and exchange takes place), instrument (as an extension of the human body, such as mouse which allows you to interact with a computer ) or surface (the object that provides information through its texture, shape or color).
It is known as user interface to the medium that allows a person to communicate with a machine . The interface, in this case, is composed of the contact points between a user and the team. In addition to the mentioned mouse example, another interface of this type is the screen of the display or the keyboard .
In interaction with the computer, therefore, one can distinguish between the interface of hardware (mouse, screen, keyboard), the interface of software (Windows, Linux) and the interface of hardware-software (the set that allows man to understand the binary code and that the machine can read human instruction).
When we make use of the term interface within the Internet sector, of the web world, we would have to say that it is used to refer to the whole set of elements that are reflected on the screen and that allow the user to carry out various concrete actions.
Specifically, the interface will be composed, in addition to action elements, of alternatives in terms of navigation, identification and, of course, contents.
Starting precisely from the importance of the aforementioned interface in this case, designers and programmers of web spaces should take care of the same millimeter. That is, they must take the utmost care to make it not only attractive but also simple and very functional.
Specifically, what they undertake is to follow a series of guidelines in this regard among which they would find, for example, that the page makes very clear what it offers and what it is; that the content is easily visible and can be navigated through it with absolute ease; and have a very visual design.
All this without forgetting also that when establishing the interface of any website it is essential that it offers the user the possibility of finding everything he needs. For this reason, in addition to being very functional and simple, you must have a search system to make it easier if that task still fits.
Objectives all of them that require that the aforementioned interface be composed of logos, a correct navigation system, interaction areas and content spaces.
In the electronics and the telecommunications , the interface is a physical circuit that sends or receives signals from one system to another . He Universal Serial Bus (USB ) is an interface that allows, through its port, to connect all kinds of peripherals to a computer.