When to use wireframes and when not to

over 5 years ago from Thierry van Trirum, Designer for e-commerce

  • Timothy Turner, over 5 years ago

    I'm not sure I understand your distinction between wireframing and sketching. Are you suggesting that sketching doesn't roughly add space and layout to what you're showing? I wonder if flowcharts might be more worthwhile if you're looking to avoid layout in order to evaluate simple workflows and basic IA.

    I do agree that there isn't much need for sketching and wireframing because of the ease of creating high fidelity designs.

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    • Matt C, over 5 years ago

      It's definitely possible I'm just below average when it comes to sketching. But I can iterate through say internal navigation components for example 100x faster in Axure or Figma than I could hand-drawing them. Especially if you're talking "pixel perfect" design.

      But again, totally willing to admit there's folks out there just way better at hand drawing interfaces than I am.

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