LIS 523 - Wireframes


Wireframes may be created in a variety of degrees of detail. An abstract view is just a list of what needs to appear, with no reference to layout. A lower fidelity view shows the general layout with labeled boxes, but no other details of design elements. A higher fidelity view gives more details of buttons, links, etc. In any case, wireframes are not final design mockups; indeed, they should usually be in black and white, since their purpose is to emphasize function rather than æsthetics.

Essential Content

A higher fidelity view should include at least the following.

An Example

Here is a rather simple wireframe (mid fidelity view) for the instructor's home page.

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