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Do you know what a Wireframe and Mock-up are? What is their purpose? When and why should you use them? And how it all fits together? What is a High-Fi Wireframe and how it can bring you in problems? …

Do you know what a Wireframe and Mock-up are? What is their purpose? When and why should you use them? And how it all fits together? What is a High-Fi Wireframe and how it can bring you in problems? So these questions, I will try to answer and as a bonus I add my experience from using of Low-Fi wireframes.

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  • 1. Wireframe vs. Mock-up Why and When? or Connect the Dots Vojtech Outulny
  • 2. Agenda • What are the dots? • Connect the dots • Low-Fi vs. Hi-Fi Wireframes • Dots PracticallyVojtech Outulny 2 28.5.2011
  • 3. What are the dots? • What is Wireframe? • What is Mock-up? • What is Sketch? • What is Prototype?Vojtech Outulny 3 28.5.2011
  • 4. Wireframe One for beginning...Vojtech Outulny 4 28.5.2011
  • 5. Wireframe... It is about... • functionality and layout. • functional specs. • notes about the intended functionality • navigational systems • how interface elements work together • Lack of typographic style, color or graphics This leaves room for the design to be created based on the wireframe.Vojtech Outulny 5 28.5.2011
  • 6. Mock-up One for beginning...Vojtech Outulny 6 28.5.2011
  • 7. Mock-up... It is about... • look and feel • build on the wireframe with color, graphics and polish • may adjust layout slightly but stays within the general guide of the wireframe.Vojtech Outulny 7 28.5.2011
  • 8. Sketch One for beginning...Vojtech Outulny 8 28.5.2011
  • 9. Sketch It is about... • freehand drawing • not intended as a finished work • quick way to record an idea for later • try out different ideas • establish a compositionVojtech Outulny 9 28.5.2011
  • 10. Prototype It is about... • simulate the final design, aesthetics, materials and functionality of the intended design • may be reduced in size or functionality • functions working together • final check for design flawsVojtech Outulny 10 28.5.2011
  • 11. Connect the dotsVojtech Outulny 11 28.5.2011
  • 12. Connect the dotsVojtech Outulny 12 28.5.2011
  • 13. Low-Fi vs. Hi-Fi Wireframes or it Mock-up already?Vojtech Outulny 13 28.5.2011
  • 14. Dots PracticallyVojtech Outulny 14 28.5.2011
  • 15. Dots Practically... High-Fi Wireframe • Wrong feedback for first draft and early iterations • Errors are found later => more iterations • Cannot you use place holders • You must search for beautiful icons • You are not Graphic Designer …Vojtech Outulny 15 28.5.2011
  • 16. Dots Practically... 2 • First Draft Wireframe • Low-Fi – 0.5 – 1 days • High-Fi – 1 – 2 days • Next Iteration Wireframe • Low-Fi – 0.5 – 1 days • High-Fi – 1 – 1.5 days • Limited means of expression promote creativity • Content holds context, use real dataVojtech Outulny 16 28.5.2011
  • 17. Q&A Vojtech Outulny Web: insidemyideas.wordpress.com E-mail: v.outulny@gmail.comLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/vojtechoutulny
  • 18. iPhone Visio Stencil – Yahoo 1.1 http://insidemyideas.wordpress.com/2011/05/19/iphone-visio-stencil-yahoo-1-1-updated/Vojtech Outulny 18 28.5.2011

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