Design is, at its heart, a combination of visual communication and problem-solving. Designers use typography, imagery, and color to deliver a feeling or idea through visual elements. That is why it is crucial to understand that design is more about “polishing” a future website, without getting too caught up in what is going on with functionality. At this stage, the customers become aware of more than just gray boxes and blank placeholders. Design comes with buttons, images, color, and other specific considerations.
How is a Wireframe Different than Design?
Any wireframe is built with UX in mind. While any design is built with creativity and marketing in mind. Of course, still keeping in mind the customer’s goals and needs. Let us provide an example. Say, we are designing an app for hikers with checkpoints and trail information to add more interactive experience to a hike. If you need to build UX for this app, you definitely should create a wireframe taking into account what exactly the users expect from it (it should be easy to see the screen in direct sunlight, and easy accessible from any type of device). These facts will affect the final design. In this case, you will definitely need to create a wireframe first to see if its meets all requirements. However, if you already have a ready-made mockup, which was designed with all this information in mind, you do not need a wireframe. Just design is enough. In this case, the layout, color, spacing, and typography would all be on the forefront of your mind. You might also like these: