When creating a new function within an existing system, the users I test my new concepts with are familiar to everything around it. So my wireframes also contain many old (but non functional) components.
If my new function requires selecting a specific existing(!) link or dropdown-element to start the action, how can I "tell" the user to use it?
Arrows and speech bubbles distract or guide to much. Only displaying those elements that are required for the action destroy the "feeling" of using the program and make abstraction difficult. And for documentational reasons I don't want having to brief every user.
I need some sort of solution which is in between, self explaining. Something subliminally indicating: "click me!".