Low-Fidelity Wireframing:

Instead of getting bogged down in details early on, start by creating wireframes that represent the basic layout and flow of your design. This helps you understand the overall experience before adding complexity. To avoid distractions for the team, it’s recommended to steer clear of details related to data and content at this stage.

Low-Fidelity Wireframes focus on:

  • The overall structure of the design, including the placement and hierarchy of different elements.
  • The flow of the user experience, such as how users navigate through different views or sections of the product.
  • The key functionality and features that the solution will include.
  • The basic visual elements, such as the placement of buttons, forms, and other interactive elements.

For live collaborative workshops, Toolbox uses Figjam, a product extension of Figma, to keep the team focused on what matters most.

High-Fidelity UI Designs:

After evaluating your low-fidelity wireframes with stakeholders, development leads, and customers, it’s time to move on to creating high-fidelity UI designs. During this stage, focus on adding more details and interactivity to include complex features and more precise content and data.

High-Fidelity UI Design focuses on:

  • Specific data and content and edge-cases.
  • Visual design details like color, layout, typography, and iconography.
  • Secondary views, features, and functionality.

While it’s true that the learning curve for these platforms can be steep for non-designers, one of the primary advantages of using specialized platforms like those listed above is that they come with extensive UX/UI design libraries to choose like Material UI.

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