Z515 Spring 2015

Wireframes in UX design

As a UX designer, I created wireframes ( Low-fidelity or High-fidelity) for almost every projects in Interaction Practice Design class last semester. After these practices, I have some reflections (what I learned) on it.

High-fidelity is better than Low-fidelity wireframes? I said yes before. I was thinking users/audience would be more understand of our design by high-fidelity wireframes because it’s close to the appearance of the final design. They may need to think what it is looks like when it’s appear by low-fidelity wireframes. After doing several projects, I totally change my mind. High-fidelity wireframes and low-fidelity wireframes have their own advantages. High-fidelity wireframes cannot replace low-fidelity wireframes because the following reasons.

1. Low-fidelity wireframes can help users more focus on the functions but not distract by the color or other things (unless we want to get feedback for color).

2. Low-fidelity wireframes can be created very quickly.  Low-fidelity wireframes is really helpful when time is limit.

3. It can get more feedbacks than high-fidelity wireframes because people maynot worry to hurt our feelings by giving feedback toward low-fidelity wireframes. But people may worry to hurt our feelings by high-fidelity wireframes because they may think we spend a lot of time on that.

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This entry was written by jianpingwu and published on April 6, 2015 at 10:15 am. It’s filed under Wireframe. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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