Wireframing

Wireframes are the backbone to any successful website or app, providing direction for layout, and a safe space for initial ideas. They allow your team to explore and test concepts collaboratively before investing in the build of a new app or site. Our design team work with our UX and development experts to create well-thought-out wireframes that inform beautiful, user-friendly designs.

Wireframes are simple, but they require thought and strategy, as a product of the initial brainstorming process. You need to understand customer journey, site structure, key design elements, usability, accessibility and more to create a robust wireframe that can be relied upon. That’s where our wireframe experts come in. We can help you to create and validate wireframes before you embark on building the site or app, so that you are saved time, money and headaches further down the line.

Why Do You Need Wireframes?

Needless to say, planning is important in any project. A good plan acts as your project blueprint, guiding you in the right direction. Wireframes act as a plan for website and app development projects. They clearly show you, your developers, designers and other stakeholders how you envision your site’s layout and structure.

Compared to developing an entire site and then changing your mind about something, wireframes are much cheaper and quicker to update during the ideas stage. In fact, wireframing is the perfect time to explore all your ideas and lay them on the table. From there, they can be tested and approved in the quickest way possible. From a development point of view, well-realised wireframes can actually make the process of development more agile, as fewer changes tend to be needed during the development stage.

Ultimately, wireframing can decrease the cost and time of development and lead to a remarkable end result, streamlining the process for all project players.

Our Wireframe Design Services

fastfwd offer a range of specialist wireframe design services to support your digital projects, such as:

  • Ideation & sketching
  • Wireframe creation
  • App & website wireframing services
  • Wireframe validation
  • Prototype development
  • Usability testing

Whether you’re looking to develop an eCommerce site or want to refresh your current site, our wireframing services are designed to provide you with the results you desire.

Our Wireframe Service Process

Our wireframing process is simple yet logical, just like any good set of wireframes. Our end goal is to make sure you feel confident with the layout and structure of your new website or app, so you are ready to build something spectacular. To achieve this, we follow our proven wireframing process:

  • Meet with the client: Here we discuss all your needs and requirements, as well as get an idea of all the features and functionalities you expect from your web project.
  • Ideation session: Our developers, along with our wireframing experts work directly with you to come up with ideas and sketches of how you expect your project to look like.
  • Wireframe creation: We create the official wireframes using professional in-house tools for you to review and approve.
  • Prototype creation (optional): Depending on the size and complexity of your app or site, you might want to see a basic working prototype of some of your key features and functionalities. This is also great for usability testing.
  • Review & approval: We finally review the wireframes and prototype with you and complete handover. At this point, if you would like to progress to the design or build stage, our design team can create fully-realised designs, with in-house developers on hand to create the final product for you.

Wireframing seems simple (and it is!), but the multilayered skills and experience required to create a reliable wireframe are what enable this simplicity. Your wireframe should guide your design and development team to create the app or website of your dreams. If you need assistance with creating a website or app, contact us today for an initial consultation.