Part 2

This is the second article in a 2-part series about UX Deliverables. If you’d like to read part 1, you can do so here: Understanding UX Deliverables Part 1.

Image courtesy of Daria Nepriakhina, Unsplash

Welcome back, my creative friends! It’s time to continue our UX Deliverables adventure. Something I touched on in the previous article that I have found to be more of a challenge this round is the incredible inconsistency with terminology in the UX industry.

“Words mean things” a co-worker of mine once said. And in the UX industry, we love making up new names for things that already had perfectly good labels…


Part 1

This is the first part of a 2-part series. View Part 2 here.

Wireframes, prototypes, MVP, style guides… what exactly are these things? There are so many terms used today in the UX world that it can make one’s head spin. What value do they provide? When should they be used, and how? At Airship, it’s not uncommon for us to get similar questions from customers seeking to understand how these items may benefit them and their products. So, here’s a little handy guide that I hope will offer some clarity.

Wireframes

Ah the wireframe. A classic staple of UX mastery…


This is part 1 of a two part post regarding UX Deliverables. Part 2 coming soon.

Wireframes, prototypes, MVP, style guides… what exactly are these things? There are so many terms used today in the UX world that it can make one’s head spin. What value do they provide? When should they be used, and how? At Airship, it’s not uncommon for us to get similar questions from customers seeking to understand how these items may benefit them and their products. So, here’s a little handy guide that I hope will offer some clarity.

Ah the wireframe. A classic staple…


Recently I went to sign into an account. The fact that I said “Sign In”, as opposed to “Sign Up”, means that I had previously signed into that account. It may not always be true that I have to sign in infrequently, but more often than not, I remain signed into the things I use most often. As a result, when I do sign in to something, it’s typically something I don’t use very often, but need just infrequently enough that I’m automatically signed out of the site or product.

I scanned the page. “SIGN UP!” was big and bold…


Simple, inexpensive UX tool for creating wireframes and workflows.

Example workflow provided by Whimsical.co

If there’s one thing the UX world is not lacking in these days, it’s choices in tools. Which is best really depends on the personal preference of the designer and the needs of the project.

At Airship, we use Whimsical for creating wireflows, which are combinations of wireframes and workflows. This is a critical part of our new customer discovery session, known as a Mapping. We dive deeply into the problem the customer is trying to solve, their business needs, their customers and other details surrounding the project. …

Holly Reynolds

Senior Product Designer at GitLab — I love designing stuff, solving problems and asking questions.

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