Wireframes aren’t obsolete. They aren’t too concrete. And they definitely aren’t a waste of time.
Wireframes are skeletons for a would-be design, for a website or a mobile app, and we all know this. There are different types of wireframing techniques and ways of using these techniques. We won’t talk about what wireframes are, or how to use them — but ways to use wireframes to your advantage. And that is, in essence, the real sweet spot you must find for your process.
What are wireframes and why are we talking about them?
During the initial stages of the process, always have a goal for the wireframing exercise. Wireframes are supposed to be a bridge between the known and the unknown and will enable you to move forward with confidence. …
I used to think- the day you start liking what you’ve designed, you’ve become a confident designer. Maybe it was just something I told myself to keep at it, back in ‘17.
Today, I am free of the famous imposter syndrome that plagues my community and I also bear the confidence of a car mechanic who can open up a car and assemble it back.
Here are some things I learned along the way.
Disclaimer: This article does not cover “Listen to your users” or “how to sell your designs” or “how to overcome the imposter syndrome”. …
This is a co-written article. For better context, please skim through what we wrote in the first iteration.
Side projects are teachers, of sorts. After trying to redesign the Google Translate app and failing, Sahil and I tried again. Only while writing about it did we realize we weren’t failing, but making real good progress. We learned to not trust the first iterations of the designs we made and to never give up until we’ve solved what we had first set out to solve.
Redesigning products that are already great is a very exciting challenge I seem to have taken up since the Gmail redesign. …