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Usability Testing with Wireframes

One of the most important benefits of creating prototypes is that they allow you to gather feedback quickly on the earliest incarnations of your ideas. While there is a benefit to taking some time to let your creative juices come to a full simmer, when Read full article

Which fidelity are you wireframing?

I once worked with an Information Architect who insisted on building his wireframes with exceptional attention to detail. Years before the availability of modern, time-saving prototyping tools, he assembled massively multi-layered, full-color prototypes in Visio. Obsessively documenting each and every interaction in what was, admittedly, Read full article

Building your own UI widget library for wireframing

Your own UI widget library represents a powerful tool in the modern UX field. A properly designed library can:

  • Reduce the amount of rework necessary for creating common objects that reappear frequently across an organization’s digital assets.
  • Provide a basis for maintaining a consistent sense
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Who Comes to the Wireframing Party?

Involving as many people as possible in the wireframing process is important, but who, exactly, should we include in the collaborative process? How should we define their roles and responsibilities? Who should be invited to participate, and who should be required to participate?

 

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The Case for Collaborative Wireframing

Imagine that you’re in front of a client presenting your wireframes. And about 1/2 way into the conversation you realize that their eyes are glazing over, or they’re nodding and smiling. But, no one is asking any questions.

 

You may suspect that this is … Read full article