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

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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 ...
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What tools can I use to design for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)? [closed]

I have to create a few prototypes (Balsamiq style) for Android 4.0 (ICS). I tried looking into tools etc from previous questions and from Google, but nothing seems to work for me. What tools can I ...
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How to work with visual designers who treat wireframes as literal graphic suggestions?

Recently I started to face quite many cases on my client projects when a visual designer on the team produces design that looks like wireframes produced by me, only colored. Perhaps, the obvious ...
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Printable sketch templates for Android phones

Can you recommend a printable sketch template ("idea sheet"/6up) for Android phones? Preferably, the template should contain several real-size screens to sketch on. Here's what I'm using for ...
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What software is used to create GUI concept videos?

If I was to create a video of a GUI concept video with animations, what software is best suited for that? The focus would be applications for mobile devices or screens integrated in homes, cars etc. ...
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Admin Layout - where to put the categories list?

See the Admin layout (wireframe) below. Header - Logo and Logout Link Main navigation - Orders, Members, Shops, etc. Sub-Navigation - List of links that is related to Main navigation. Eg: If you ...
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How can animations be depicted in wireframes effectively?

I came across a question on Quora about jQuery animations in wireframes, which got me thinking about the general conventions in depicting any animation in static wireframes. I've been using either ...
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UX Management: Best Practice for Wireframe/Prototype Deliverable Evaluation

On the User Experience Management side of things, how do you evaluate a User Experience Designer's wireframes/prototypes as far as skill progression goes? What metrics or criteria should be used to ...
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What is the best way to map content to your information architecture deliverables?

I usually create a site map and wireframes as delivery but what is the best way to add info about what content (text, forms, images, videos etc) that should be included on the individual pages? Do ...
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Usage for Widgets

Can we consider a widget as a good re-presenter of latest activities, e.g: Latest News, Latest Announcements, Latest Offers..and so on ? And Does it make sense to put a widget among the content? I ...
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How to create dynamic overlay panel in Axure?

I would like to create a few dynamics panel like on www.ted.com. I have following problems: I would like to use one dynamic panel that will move on every image. I've created a case statement: ...
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What should be included in the UX design artifact for engineers? [closed]

It's unclear what level of detail and what format should be used to best communicate UX designs to engineering. I am afraid of making it too detailed or not detailed enough. Format possibilities: ...
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Is there any HTML5 or Javascript based Wireframing tool which can work on iPad? [closed]

I want to keep my ipad with me to show my ideas to client because laptop is heavy and I think iPad can do this. Is there any HTML5 or Javascript based Wireframing tool which can work on iPad and can ...
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What do you do after paper prototyping? [closed]

Lot's of us - UX people. Love to start their work on paper. Either sketching or using sticky notes. What's the next step for you? I usually redraw whole paper prototype in Axure. Making the same thing ...
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Is there any free tool to explain the interactions between website pages and elements on a big single screen? [closed]

Is there any tool to explain the interactions between website pages and elements on a big single screen? I have all screenshot images for all pages of websites, Some are lightbox on same page. some ...
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What is a scamp, UX? [closed]

My Googling powers are failing me. Does anyone have an an example or definition of a scamp? It appears to be some kind of wireframe, but careless?
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What techniques can I use to wireframe sites with responsive/fluid layouts?

How do you make wireframes for responsive or fluid layouts? Typical wireframing techniques are static and aren't well suited to showing how designs scale. What techniques exist to capture the dynamic ...
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What is the best (& quickest!) way to learn wire framing?

I need to get-up to wire-framing speed! What's the easiest way to learn? I have a good understanding of the concepts as a content manager, but my next role requires these additional skills.
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How to deliver wireframe changes to team members

I'm working in a small project team as an interaction designer. The product is in development and not released to the public yet. In the beginning all the product's features have been designed in ...
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Whats the average screen size of a handheld android tablet device? any wireframing mockup available?

I am designing a UI for an android app that is developed for tablet devices, I would like to know is there any mockup grid available? Like 960.gs for web... what is the good size to start designing. ...
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Deliverables: Animated Movies - what to do when a clickable wireframe is not enough?

Since I started working for a think tank I am often confronted with the problem that my standard set of deliverables are not sufficient to describe a vision. I often need to highlight the context ...
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Do high fidelity wireframes defeat the purpose?

Isn't the purpose of a wireframe to remove fidelity, assisting stakeholders in focusing on structure, architecture, content and general layout instead of the finer details about the graphic design? ...
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What is the difference between Wireframing and prototyping

What is the difference between Wireframing and prototyping? Prototype should be interactive and Wire-frame Static? Am i right?
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When delivering wireframes to a client, what paper size do you output them in?

I'm trying to figure out the best way to present my wireframes to the client as I currently produce them at full resolution (960px width) but end up having them span multiple pages when placed into a ...
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Is it uncommon in the industry to use Inkscape to create wireframes? If yes why?

I've come across a lot of industry folk who do not know about the existence of Inkscape. I'm beginning to wonder if it hurts to say that I have used Inkscape for wireframes instead of Illustrator or ...
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What is better for wireframing: Photoshop or Illustrator? Why?

I have come across a lot of websites and forums talking about creating PSD wireframes which are later used by UI engineers to build the front end. I always thought Illustrator was more suited for ...
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Making changes to existing products

I keep coming across this situation and was hoping someone would have more information on this: We have an existing product and I have been requested to "make something work better", so I start by ...
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Whats the best way to present interface ideas to stakeholders?

My current preferred method of developing and testing ideas for interfaces I'm designing is creating interactive, sketchy, grayscale prototypes using Axure. I find using grayscale helps put the focus ...
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What is a wireframe?

Ok. I sort of know what is a wireframe, but I still need a lot of help. The question actually wants to ask how to get started when "designing" a wireframe for an online shop. I am doing an internship ...
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How many interface designs are necessary beyond the initial mockup phase?

Every time we start a new software project at my company, we will go to great lengths figuring out the best and most user friendly interface possible. We often have many reasons for the decisions we ...
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Are wireframes appropriate for requirements documentation?

The design, development, and testing folks are having a conversation at the moment about requirements. Part of the conversation is about the purpose and use of wireframes. Our change analyst is ...
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Best practices for interactive prototypes deliverables?

I'm introducing Axure prototypes to a client for the first time. While Axure offers very detailed annotations and specs, I think it's overkill for this project—a scheduling application for internal ...
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Based on your experience, what are the capabilities and limitations of Axure? [closed]

Just started playing around with Axure, an integrated development environment for wireframes, prototypes, and specifications. Already I'm wondering why there's not integration for: business ...
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Using color in wireframes…is this a “no no”?

Recently, an internal debate was started at work regarding the use of color in wireframes. A junior designer had finished a nice set of wireframes and was told at the end to turn everything into ...
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Which prototyping tools? [closed]

This links heavily into the following question: What are some great web-based prototyping tools? However I didn't want to limit the suggestions to "Web Based" tools, I have found and used the ...
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advice for demoing wireframes to clients

I've been working on a web app, and have gotten the wireframes pretty far along, based on initial in-house research & discussion. The biz guys are eager to set up some demos of the wireframes to ...
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Interaction with a grid with complex cells

Problem definition: A grid where each column represents an attribute of a task and each row is a task One of the columns represents the progress reported on that task Multiple persons can be ...
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At what point does interactive wireframing become redundant?

At what point does interactive wireframing become redundant? How much of the site do you really need to create (using tools such as Axure), before you can call it a working prototype? Working on a ...
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How do you currently manage wireframes and storyboards for software releases?

I'm very new to wireframing in an Agile environment (2-week sprints). My wireframes and storyboards contain features for immediate release as well planning as for future releases. I'm using Visio, ...