Why wireframes are becoming obsolete
A couple of weeks ago, I posted a short excerpt from Basecamp’s Shape Up called Wireframes are too concrete. It highlights something that I’ve been experiencing over the past years, but never really got round to writing about — do wireframes still serve a purpose? Wireframes are the middle ground. They’re not sketches, but they’re not high fidelity designs either. They’re intentionally designed without color. A wireframe simply attempts to be an accurate representation of layout and information architecture while intentionally avoiding high visual and content fidelity.