I saw this on twitter, but I don't know whether the points in this article objectively. I 'm a new PM and want to choose a fine wireframe tool to use. Thank you very much!
What Makes a Good Wireframe Tool? Many product managers and UI designers I know believe that, paper prototyping is free and unrestricted. Since every component can be represented by shapes, even those complicated interactions can also be easily showed with arrows and other connections. Thus, compared with using wireframe software, paper prototyping is faster and easier. This is, in fact, an underestimation to our learning ability. Just like driving is, objectively, more difficult than riding a horse, we still can’t say it’s freer to ride. To dig deeply, we find an important concept missing in this thought --- user experience. A draft, which may be able to show interactions, cannot demonstrate the process because the only way to know user experience is to experience, without a single step left. Even in speed, paper prototyping isn’t better than wireframe software, since it takes more time to communicate with developers once there’s only a draft available. Frankly there’ve been more and more PM & UI designers who realize that wireframe tools are irreplaceable. It’s just choosing from these tools that troubled them. Therefore, in this article, I’ll talk about what features make a good wireframe tool in details.
A Good Wireframe Tool Saves Your Time Like I’ve said in the above part, a good wireframe software will never restrict one’s creativity so it worths spending time to study it. However,it’s not a wise choice to spend much time on learning the wireframe software itself. In this way, the first feature that makes a good wireframe tool is to save user’s time. What kind of tools can save users’ time? It’s definitely those with brief interface, user-friendly operations, convenient, fast demonstration & quick modifications. read more >>