During my last presentation on transition/animation, it was asked that "are microinteraction and transition same?"
I said no but could not back my answer.
Could someone please explain.
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Microinteractions: Small "delightful" elements that are part of a whole experience.
Note: Microinteractions often use transitions to show the interaction between the user and the system.
Example: The "heart" feature on Twitter with its little animation
Transitions: A change in state that is done subtly in order to indicate change to the user whilst reducing cognitive load.
Going from one screen to the other, loading new content etc.
You can read more about microinteractions and transitions here: https://www.uxpin.com/studio/blog/ux-design-best-practices-refined-microinteractions/