29 May 2008 - 11:46pm
8 years ago
20 replies
Oleg Krupnov

Managing Complexity of Wireframes

I'm looking for the current best practices of managing complexity of

What do you do in the following situations?

1. A page includes multiple panels, each of them is quite complex, with many
details and notes. How to show all child panels and their notes without
cluttering the parent page's wireframe?

2. A page includes an interactive panel, i.e. one that has multiple states.
The size of the interactive panel can be small (i.e. a creeping line) or
large (i.e. a tab page). How to show all panel states best?

3. A page includes a panel that is reused on different pages (i.e.

27 May 2008 - 9:27am
8 years ago
2 replies

What do you call this?

I do this--


--and it's been very useful.

The author calls it "wireframing," but everyone else in the world says that
a wireframe is a low-fidelity mockup.

Do other names exist for this sort of clickable, text-only, HTML


27 May 2008 - 8:32am
8 years ago
10 replies

Which comes first: Task Flows or Wires?

Hello everyone,

I'm just starting a brand new project, something of a larger scale.

29 Apr 2008 - 2:01pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Oleg Krupnov

The Documentation View of Design

I'd like to validate the following sentiment that dawned at me.

Wireframes and prototypes suggest primarily that the design solutions are
presented visually, annotated with callouts or footnotes at the sidebar.

However, the same thing can be also presented in form of documentation (text
or spreadsheet).

16 Apr 2008 - 9:20am
8 years ago
12 replies
Adam Connor

Wireframe vs. Prototype

A common point of confusion when I've partnered with other
IAs/Interaction Designers/UX Designers, yadda yadda yadda is what a
wireframe is vs. what a prototype is. Everyone seems to have a slightly
different take on them. Here's how I differentiate:

Wireframes - standalone "illustrations" of screens void of graphic
treatment, with indications of functionality and screen flow.
Prototypes - interactive versions of screens with varying levels of
graphic treatment/fidelity.

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13 Mar 2008 - 4:41am
8 years ago
12 replies
Oleg Krupnov

An Idea about Drawing Wireframes

All drawing and diagramming tools that we use to create wireframes are based
on shapes or widgets. You drag a widget from a palette and drop it onto the
page, then set its position and size with mouse. The operation is easier if
the editor supports snapping to the grid and guides.

I wonder however if this is the optimal way of drawing wireframes, because
it doesn't account for their peculiarities, namely:

* Content rectangles never overlap each other but cover the entire page
"real estate"
* Content rectangles are mostly aligned in columns and rows, i.e.

18 Jan 2008 - 10:33am
8 years ago
2 replies
Michele Marut

[EVENT] IXDA Pittsburgh: Wire Farm - February 5, 2008

Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Time: 7 pm


Viz / General Dynamics C4 Systems
SouthSide Works
Building 2, Suite 310
2730 Sidney Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203


Go to the 3rd Floor.
Look for the big VIZ sign on the wall


We will feature two 20-minute presentations from local designers, each
showing off current best practices.

• Julie Carlini will present a demo on prototyping with Axure RP
• David Bishop will give Illustrator tips and

31 Jul 2007 - 9:35am
9 years ago
7 replies
Akanowicz Ron

How complete should wireframes and site maps be?

What do you do when-

You don't have time or budget to do a wireframe for every page listed
on the site map?

You're handed someone else's sitemap and wireframes only to find
there are things on the existing site that aren't accounted for in
the new layout?

Ron Akanowicz
Usability Consultant

ron at softerwareconsulting.com

8 Feb 2007 - 9:50am
9 years ago
35 replies
Kiesel, Jeffrey...

Pros and Cons of Wireframing tools

Hi All,

My team is evaluating wireframing tools, and I would love to get some
feedback from this list. Things tend to be leaning towards Visio at the
moment. Being a designer, I'm not too thrilled at the idea of using

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