Getting to wireframing

I have always believed wireframing tools were too rigid to let you be creative.  And so I’ve always been a pen and paper sketcher and I like the drawing part of it.  It’s fun and it can be very creative.

But where it doesn’t help is in when you’re trying to design to a higher level of precision.  I have started using Balsamiq and I was impressed with how limitless and simple it is.  Everything works as you’d expect it to, and in an hour I had a much clearer idea of what the ui I had sketched out could look like.  Things like portions and relative size to other objects on the page are much easier to see.

My sketches.  Chris Isaak is in my test group.

My sketches. Chris Isaak is in my test group.

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