Z515 Spring 2015

Wireframing: a user experience puzzle

The readings this week talked about about strategies and the usefulness of wireframing. I really liked Buley’s technique of design collage. By using familiar pieces, widgets, pattern libraries, and other familiar interface elements, you can print them out and cut them out with scissors to use them as building blocks on a fake screen (a piece of paper) in front of you. I tried to do this with my wireframe by looking at other websites that had elements that I liked and wanted to imitate. Although I didn’t cut out elements physically, I used those elements as buildings blocks to build my homepage. Having a pile of possible parts to choose from, and a limited space to arrange them in, reminded me a lot of completing a puzzle. I tried to keep things aesthetically pleasing, as well as keeping good user experience as my focus. While the act of wireframing is a puzzle to tackle for me, the finished wireframes make the vision of the UX designer easier for the client to think about.

This entry was written by thschone and published on April 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm. It’s filed under Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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