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.
The argument around wireframes
So why do we still keep planning for…