A wireframe is a basic visual guide of the user interface.

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How to move from persona/scenario to wireframes?

Backstory Working on a large project rebuilding a complex web application that currently lags well behind the competitive offerings. Stakeholders are keen to go 'scorched earth' on the approach i.e. ...
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How to design a precise UX/UI using javascript/jquery web components?

Nowadays, it seems that designers are having more cross-skills with front-end developers as never before. My question is: How a UX/UI designer would be able to precisely design/describe front-end ...
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stages after UX design to front-end development

I'm working on a UX/UI process for my project, however I'm confused to understand the approach between UX/UI and front-end. After a .psd is developed, who would be responsible to transform it into ...
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How wireframes work for UX/UI design and front-end development

I created this wireframe/sketch to have a UI designer bring it to life, however I have some questions about the wireframe and grid system: Link: http://postimg.org/image/npt5zlvu7 1) Would I be able ...
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A Long Aged Question: How is the content developed for the wireframe?

My name is Jarod, and I'm a web designer. Recently I started discovering that UX might most likely be my strongest field of interest since I'm most intrigued by how website visitors make buying ...
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Just how many wireframes should i be producing for my client?

I'm working for a client who is developing large self-serve activities for customer to manage their policy online. My question is this.... Should i be producing a wireframe for every single journey ...
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Display notes section in table of data without making the table huge

Im developing the ui that uses a table based layout for listing items, it needs quite a detailed notes section, the obvious thing would be just to have an input in a similar way to a cell in a ...
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Quantifiable benefits of wireframing and prototyping?

I'm trying to come up with a few sources for quantifiable benefits of wireframing and prototyping, but I am having trouble finding results. I've seen plenty of "reduces requirements phase, improves ...
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I'm looking for a graphical versioning system for sketches, wireframes etc

Up to now I've gathered so many sketches, wireframes, icons and mockups for all different kinds of projects and customers I have supported or worked for. Digital and on paper. I have noticed that I ...
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How to communicate that an element on a low fidelity wireframe needs color

What is the best way to indicate color on low fidelity wireframe? I'm creating a low fidelity wireframe and I've been instructed to not use any specific colors aside from the basic (the visual ...
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Advice on collaboration with creatives and developers?

Our current workflow has creatives receiving wireframes from a rather green UX designer. Our creatives then design too constrained to said wireframes. When I receive the design I find many UX flaws ...
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Designing wireframes keeping accessibility guidelines in mind

I am not sure if there is a definite answer to this but I thought I'll just throw it out.... I am working on re-designing a site for an federal organization who also require their site to be ...
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Best type of UI specifications for UI design?

I've had some problems handing over specifications that were wireframe designs + explanation of elements, to UI designers/artists. What tended to happen was that the first few screens created were ...
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Phone or Tablet mockups: chicken or the egg?

What form factor should we start with, when the boss asks for "mobile" wireframes? Should we choose phone, full-sized tablet, or "mini" tablet - and why? I am finding the Nexus 7 a good starting ...
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Is there a standard way to indicate a suggestive search (autocomplete) in a wireframe form?

I'm designing an interface, and I'm currently creating a wireframe to guide me before developing it. I know that a particular form will make suggestions, but if I were to, say, get another developer ...
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How to design a wireframe logically?

I'd like to know what is the reasoning you go through when you wireframe a page. After having determined the different components of a page, I usually identify the primary/secondary contents and key ...
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What are the most essential features for wireframing software to have? [closed]

I've seen quite a few questions asking for specific types of software, and usually getting closed within a few hours[1], but their repeated posting suggests to me that perhaps a question we're failing ...
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Modular approach taken to designing, how do you decide what needs to be wireframed?

Doing a corporate website redesign. Usually unique templates would be identified and those are the pages that would be wireframed instead of having to do every single page. What happens if the website ...
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How to show links on wireframes during user testing?

We were conducting user tests, in which we gave the user some tasks to perform, on a set of interactive wireframes we had created. All links on the page were blue (shown below). Because the links ...
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Hidden interaction vs. numerous screens in a wireframe when presenting to a Client

I use Axure on daily basis. Initially, I used to cover every interaction in the wireframe. Of course it gets 'clickable' then (well, maybe some elements excepted, that need to be described because ...
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Do you wireframe to exact size? [duplicate]

Looking for your steer on best practice for wireframes. In the past I've never wireframed to a particular canvas size or utilised a grid. This is usually because a designer knows the sizes they are ...
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How to wireframe an efficient UI when the project manager refuses to spend time to conduct user research?

I often have to face this situation. I'm asked to wireframe UIs without having any information about the final users (their profiles, needs, preferences, and key tasks). First, I usually study ...
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Pixel precision of wireframes?

I was asked to design a series of interactive wireframes using Axure for client who wanted to see how we would approach a design process. I made the designs in grey scale in relatively medium fidelity ...
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Prototype tool for large application? [closed]

A typical application like ERP, I always need keep look and feel of prototypes consistency every-time I release the prototype while requirements change all the time. Useful tools have these ...
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Is there any issues with approaching a website re-design from a mobile first perspective?

I've read the book Mobile First and agree with many of the points made. However, I still do not approach a project creating a set of mobile wireframes and then desktop. I still design the other way ...
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What kind of tool is this? What kind of image program? [closed]

What kind of program has been used to produce this mock-up image?
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How much detail in wireframes?

How much detail should you put in your wireframes? I have been creating a lot lately and I usually end up putting a lot more detail in something that I am handing off to another designer; whereas if ...
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Caption below or above image for navigation purposes?

It was already discussed here that for layout purposes, where images and video appear on a web page, ordinary captions are probably best placed below the graphic — largely due to convention. I want ...
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Looking for enterprise web application design inspiration [closed]

I've checked many websites to be inspired about what the look and feel of a serious enterprise web-application should look like. But the whole I saw were designed for being used by single users and ...
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Send wireframes before a demonstration?

I'm an in-house UX Designer for a medium sized company, and big part of my job is building wireframes for inclusion in spec documents. Usually, the workflow goes something like this - the product ...
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Best “Cycle” for developing new products?

Given that everyone has their own "nitch" or style for developing new products/applications, I was wondering if there is an ideal cycle that most ux professionals like to follow? This could be ...
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Managing copy during interaction & visual design

I'm about to begin a web architecture and design project that will have many pages with lots of content / copy across several different languages. One of the challenges is that for each geographical ...
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Tips & Tricks - Working with Axure & Fireworks Combined [closed]

I've used Adobe Fireworks for a number of years for wireframing and hi-fi prototypes. However, I have recently switched over to Axure, as the team i'm working in uses it quite heavily. I was ...
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collecting items from a table

I have the following scenario: User needs to search for some terms in a database The resulting terms can be "collected" and then exported Some users, before collecting new terms, can compare with ...
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Where should navigation go for a linear process?

I'm working on a iPad project with a linear process. At the moment I have a 'link' style navigation sat at the top in the 'navigation bar'. I've been doing some early test and the verdict is ...
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Mobile UX prototyping tools in the classroom [closed]

(I know this sounds like a repeat question, but I am asking this specifically for a classroom context and I have some specific needs (other than "free") that I feel sets this question apart. Please ...
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Wireframing hardware dashboards/control panels - best practice

For an upcoming customer project, I will be dealing with control center UI, including visualization on-screen software, but also hardware control panels and dashboards. The project emphasizes on ...
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Should wireframes or functional requirements be created first?

When should you create a functional requirements document for a website redesign project? Are there instances where an FRD would inform the wireframes? I'm used to functional requirements being ...
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Wireframes first or after rough visual design sketches?

This is how I usually work: After completed business and user requirements gathering I have a brainstorming session together with the project group to come up with big, high-level ideas about the ...
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How can I demonstrate that the same wireframe can be used for varied visual designs?

I'm trying to demonstrate to someone that one wireframe or template can be used across multiple brand experiences (we want the UX to be similar, but the brand experience to be different). At some ...
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Usability Review or UI Specification?

At the moment I am trying to see where UI/UX will fit in with our current software development cycle. We have a separate department that wireframes new products. Our specification stage for new ...
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Visual language for fixed and fluid widths

Is there a common visual language (symbols) to highlight what parts of a web page that should be fixed or flexible when you're doing wireframes? For example - a web page consists of two columns. One ...
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Designating Unique Templates within a Wireframe Set

Is there a "threshold" that makes a template a Unique template within the wireframe set? I have defined my "unique" templates as when the layout can apply for any of those pages with simple/tedious ...
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Admin interfaces for reporting data

I am trying to design how an assigned administrator for a web app that manages students and audiobooks, can generate a report to view the data in longituginal graph. The admin can either view ...
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Is there a convention for identifying final vs. placeholder text in wireframes?

I'm working on a bunch of wireframes where I have a mix of near-final and copy-guide text. Near-final copy are text that our visual designers should use in their designs verbatim, and copy-guides are ...
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Creating prototypes using keynote for ipad

I have hi-fi wireframes for each screen, which are flattened images in JPEG format. These wireframes can be connected by hotspots in Fireworks or any other tool that creates clickable prototypes. How ...
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Building Upon Prototype Code

The developers where I work are rather underwhelmed by the Word specification which can be output from Axure. They asked whether it could produce usable code that could be built upon. I have a kind ...
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How do I represent conditional displays in wireframes?

I am working on a pretty big project. There are many use case scenarios possible for the different user types. I produced deliverables for the client which are essentially persona competition ...
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How to preview wireframes/design made with Keynote that are larger than my monitor resolution?

Many blog posts are recommending wire-framing with Keynote, since you don't have to spend in buying in another tool. So while trying out this with Keynote I hit a problem. If my page is longer like ...
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Does anyone use different levels of personas?

I'm not sure how to best represent different states of users during their time on my site. For example: New to your system: Billy Buyer Sally Surfer Familiar with your system: Billy Buyer ...