- Drive design and communication by using wireframes
- Plan projects by defining unique page types
- Build scenarios with states and layers
- Learn to draw "just enough"
Wireframes come in tons of shapes, sizes, and fidelities. But knowing how much effort to invest in making them can be challenging.
For example, tools like Axure encourage you to create interactive prototypes. Illustrator focuses on wireframes from a pixel level. Developers might ask for wireframes with more annotation, and clients might ask you to “make them pretty.”
Indeed, wireframes are communication tools; they synthesize expectations into a visual artifact that drives progress-regardless of fidelity-for everyone working on the project.
So what is your wireframe strategy?
Chris Farnum will help you answer that question. You'll leave this presentation with techniques and strategies to help you find the right amount of communication for your team.
Drive design and communication by using wireframes
- Set expectations with your immediate team and stakeholders
- Capture functional requirements, regardless of fidelity
Plan projects by defining unique page types
- Establish a series of patterns to quicken the pace of design
- See how different tools like Axure, Balsamiq, and Visio handle page types
Build scenarios with states and layers
- Define the page states for different kinds of use cases
- Show dynamic changes on a site using layers and diagrams
Learn to draw "just enough"
- Wireframe only what you need to communicate expectations effectively
- Avoid polishing wireframes or using them to solve every possible problem
Watch this seminar if you want to:
- Pick the right prototype tool and fidelity for different kinds of projects
- Establish design patterns by first thinking about unique page types
- More accurately estimate the level of effort you need to tackle a project
- Account for different use cases-especially when handing dynamic pages
We've been chasing this topic for some time, and have finally found the person to help your team tackle its wireframe strategy. Join us!
Chris explains what you'll learn in this 90‑second preview…
Whether you’re new to sketching or a seasoned pro, you can lean on Chris Farnum to help you find your wireframe strategy.
He's been honing his “how much is enough” radar for 15 years. As a UX designer at ProQuest, Chris is a senior member of the Agile UX team and contributed to the design of the ProQuest search interface and Serials Solutions Intota. Previously at Enlighten, he helped to build sites for TCS and Pittsburgh Paints. At the start of his career, he learned the practice of making wireframes while working alongside his mentors Peter Morville and Lou Rosenfeld at Argus Associates.
We absolutely love how practical Chris is; he’s a fan of wireframes as a tool, but more importantly in how they help people work better together.