Effective Wireframing

Nielsen Norman Group

Techniques for Each Phase of the Design Process

Speaker:  Leon Barnard
Education Team Lead, Balsamiq

Wireframes are often looked down on by designers because of their simplistic appearance, yet they endure because of their unique ability to invite participation and get everyone on the same page. They are not merely a design artifact, they are also a very effective communication tool.

In this seminar, we’ll learn how wireframes can be used in different ways throughout the product design process, to ensure that user goals are clear, the design phase is thorough, yet efficient, and developer handoff is predictable and collaborative.

In this seminar, you will learn…

  • How to use wireframes to generate better ideas during creative phases
  • How to provide the right level of detail for developers
  • How to let go of “done” to reduce wasted effort and invite collaboration
  • How to make sure you’re solving the right problem
  • A framework for implementing wireframing thinking as a process that the entire team can use

Topics Covered

Why wireframes still matter

Wireframe tips for getting started

  • Articulate the problem
  • Sketch the flow

Wireframe tips for ideation and communication

  • Go down dark paths
  • Design inside-out
  • Leverage design systems
  • Share unfinished work
  • Be deliberate about details

Wireframe tips for iteration and handoff

  • Design for the feedback you want
  • Work in code
  • Use the least effort method
  • Plan for changes

A framework for successful wireframes - 10 principles of effective wireframes

The link to view the online seminar will be emailed to the address used for registration. 

About the Speaker

Leon Barnard is a Designer, Writer, and Educator at Balsamiq. He uses his 10+ years of experience as a UX designer to teach user interface design basics and wireframing to Balsamiq's audience of mostly non-designers. He loves helping people and technology get along better.

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  • Online Seminar

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    1 hour
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  • Recorded
  • Online Seminar
  • Duration1 hour
  • Included in purchaseStreamable video + PDF of slides
  • Valid for1 person (or conference room)
  • Recorded07/2020
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