Tuesday, November 08, 2005

The Pros and Cons of using Wireframes

- demonstrates a site concept quickly, allowing clients to react to content placement and rendering.
- can provide guidance to visual designers with respect to information priorities.
- allows for usability testing early in the project lifecyclecan elaborate on a singular vision for the site.
- can facilitate collaboration between design team and information architects.
- is easy for clients to understand.

- hinders creativity and innovation by imposing (real or imagined) limits on design team.
- is not necessarily HTML-ready if not developed to scale.
- does not provide accurate usability testing results.
- relies on other documentation to provide a complete picturedoes not consider color, typography, and other brand identity elements.
- requires time to wrestle with layout details, which might change in final design anyway.

Feel free to add in your thoughts about how to improve the UX Life cycle using Wireframes!

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