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The Future of Wireframes – Articles – MIX Online

Riddle me this: How do you piss of a UX professional? The answer: Call him a “designer”.

These days, user experience professionals look down on the word “designer” because it implies that their primary role is to paint pretty pixels. UX is more than that, they clarify. Much more!

Just how much? Well, here’s a diagram (that uses pretty pixels) to explain how much more—

The Spectrum of UX

Nice overview of how the concept of wireframes is evolving.

I especially liked the part of “functional wireframes”, although I do not believe this concept works: I do not know a client in the world who doesn’t take wireframes too literally, and throwing a “willing suspension of disbelief” requirement into the mix will be a stretch for most clients or even art directors, who respond primarily to visual cues.

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