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Pros and Cons of Wireframing in Balsamiq1:35 with Hope Armstrong
There are some positive and negative aspects of any tool. In this video, Hope will go over some of her points. Use the tool to determine what you feel works, and doesn't work, for you!
Now you know how to create wireframes in Balsamiq. 0:00 Let's compare the pros and cons. 0:03 My favorite aspects of this tool are, it's drag and drop. 0:06 No drawing is involved. 0:10 There's a drawing-style toggle, you can easily toggle the fidelity between sketch 0:12 style and a more polished wireframe. 0:17 Depending on the type of feedback you're seeking. 0:19 You can define interactions. 0:22 Interactions such as state changes and linking the screens 0:24 get a better sense of what the flow will be like in the final experience. 0:27 It contains common UI patterns. 0:32 Android and iOS UI components are included as sets. 0:34 So you don't have to think too hard about choosing the proper components for 0:38 the ecosystem you're designing for. 0:42 It's easy to collaborate. 0:44 A collaboration tool is built into it, so you can get and 0:46 manage feedback within the same program you're creating the wireframes in. 0:49 My least favorite aspects are price. 0:55 It's not as cheap as good old pencil and paper, but what is? 0:58 Transitioning to a mockup. 1:03 When you decide to move your final wireframe into a mock up, 1:05 you'll need to recreate it in another program. 1:08 Now you know how to create wireframes in Balsamiq. 1:12 It's great to familiarize yourself with different tools so 1:15 you can decide what works best for you and your workflow. 1:18 Also, it will prepare you for the tools use at different companies. 1:22 To cut down on cost and 1:26 make it easier to share files, companies typically decide on a design tool. 1:27 So you may be in a position where you're required to use a certain tool. 1:32
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