What Should You Look For in UX Wireframing Tools?

Sofia Quintero
Apr 10 · 6 min read

Identifying the Purpose of Your UX Design Project

The very first thing you should do before evaluating a new UX wireframing tool is to identify the scope of your project and the purposes of your wireframes.

How Will Your Mock-ups Be Used?

Something else to consider during this phase is how your prototypes will actually be used. If you’re mocking up designs for the web, you’ll probably need a wireframing tool that can export to HTML for production testing. You may also need a tool that supports layer-based mock-ups in Photoshop to incorporate existing design assets. Similarly, if you’re developing a prototype of a mobile app, you’ll likely need a tool that offers a native testing environment for the operating system you’re developing for.

Choosing a Wireframing Tool That Fits Your Design Workflow

The next consideration that will affect your choice of wireframing tool is your current prototyping workflow. Before you start looking at specific tools, it’s worth asking yourself some questions as a starting point:

  • Does the wireframing tool need to be able to capture or record user feedback?
  • Do you need pre-built UI kits or libraries for different operating system environments?
  • Are your layouts static, or do your wireframes and prototypes need to be responsive?

Anticipating Your Future Design Needs

If you’re thinking of switching to another wireframing tool, the chances are pretty decent that you already have at least some of the desired functionality in mind. That said, anticipating your future needs is essential if you’re considering making an investment in higher-end wireframing and prototyping software.

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