Build Wireframes and Low-Fidelity Prototypes
- Storyboarding and wireframing
- Welcome to the world of wireframes! You'll start by learning how to use research findings to inform ideation during the design process. Next, you'll create two types of storyboards: big picture and close-up. Then, you'll draw your first wireframes, and you'll explore the benefits of wireframing. Keep in mind that at this point in the design process, you should have lots of ideas for designs that address real user needs. You want to refine those ideas, and wireframing can help you do that.
- Creating paper and digital wireframes
- This is an action-packed part of the course where you'll draw wireframes for a mobile app! First, you'll draw lots of wireframes on paper. Then, you'll transition to digital wireframes in the design tool Figma. You'll even learn directly from Figma about how to best use their tool. Finally, you'll apply Gestalt Principles, like similarity, proximity, and common region, to your wireframes.
- Building low-fidelity prototypes
- You've gone through the first three stages of the design process: empathize, define, and ideate. Now, you'll enter the fourth stage of the design process: prototype. First, you'll create a paper prototype of your mobile app. Then, you'll transition to a digital low-fidelity prototype in Figma. In addition, you'll explore ways to recognize potential bias in your designs and learn how to avoid deceptive patterns.