The Life Cycle of a Wireframe

The Life Cycle of a Wireframe
Jun 2nd, 2009

For those who are looking for my slides from the Puget Sound SIGCHI lecture and for those who missed it but are curious, here is my presentation.  It focuses specifically on my personal process for creating wireframes.  There are 4 parts to my process, each has a series of deliverables that feed into it and principals I try to keep in mind, the outcome is either a single or a series of IA deliverables. My overall strategy for IA is 3 step process; understanding the problem (note: not merely identifying the problem but really understanding it), find a solution (there may be more than one solution, but there is often only one right solution), and present the solution (a large part of your job as a IA is presenting your work so the client can understand the results).  Hope you enjoy the slides, these are admittedly pretty rough.  I plan to refine and show better pairing between the principals and the specific outcome of applying them to the wireframes in the future.

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Nick Finck is a user experience professional who has dabbled in the web for over a decade. He specializes in information architecture, interaction design, usability and user research. Read more

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