Low Fidelity Clickable Wire Framing
Let's Talk Lo-Fi Frameworks
Low-fidelity, or lo-fi, wireframes present big ideas in a simple way. And we love that! But how exactly do they work?
Lo-fi wireframes are basic wireframes that outline blueprints for web pages or app screens. They help you communicate your product’s “big idea” rather than getting bogged down by the intricacies of the specific details. Think of it as a rough layout — the digital equivalent of the doodles, notes, and sketches of a concept on the back of a napkin (which we’ve been known to do from time to time).
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Each frame relies on basic design elements, including shapes, image placeholders, and generic text to map the layout for future designs. We like to divide our screen into a series of “zones” or “blocks” and indicate where elements like buttons, menus, images, text, and headings should sit on the screen. This will easily show you how everything is put together.
What do our lo-fi frameworks include?
There’s no one set way on how your lo-fi wireframe should look. Every wireframe that we build is different depending on your product idea. For example, a mobile wireframe won’t be the same as a website wireframe. However, there are some common elements that our team will consider for your lo-fi wireframe buildout:
Your company logo
Keeping your product idea distinctly “you” is key. We will make sure to keep your branding consistent across all of your channels and platforms by using your company logo.
A search field
Having a space for users to search for what they need makes it easier for them to navigate. We will make sure your low-fi wireframe includes a prominent and easy-to-use search field.
Breadcrumbs are the trails that show you how your website or app is connected. It draws connections between the different elements so you can see how users will navigate it.
Using headers gives some structure to the content of the wireframe. We will include things like page title (H1) and any subheadings (H2) for consistency and structure.
Following our headings, we will also include branded body content within the wireframe so as to fully paint the picture of what your site or app will look like.
How can users get in touch with you if they have a question or want more information? We will make sure your contact information is visible, so they know how to get in touch.
Why do you need a lo-fi wireframe?
You might be wondering why you should consider using a lo-fi wireframe. Is it really necessary? Can’t we just skip to the high-fidelity clickable prototyping portion of the process? There are a few reasons why using lo-fi wireframes first can be beneficial. Let’s take a look:
Because low-fi wireframes are quick to create, you can get valuable ideas out of your head before they disappear. Just a few clicks can move an abstract idea all the way from concept to creation, maintaining momentum for both you and your team.
A low-fi wireframe’s lack of detail can help your team focus on the fundamental functionality of your product and its user experience.
It gets the ball rolling
By using a lo-fi clickable wireframe, you can start creating without a lot of time-consuming technical details.
Identify areas of improvement
With a lo-fi structure, it’s easier to spot bigger issues. There isn’t as much detail, so you can see from the top level where the gaps are. It’s also super easy to make changes before things get too technical and harder to change.
Easily share the blueprints
Lo-fi clickable wireframes are easier to understand. This means you can share basic technical information with key stakeholders who might not have technical knowledge.
Lo-fi wireframes can be an excellent way of visualising requirements and getting everyone on the same page early on.
Lo-Fi Wireframing Success Stories
Our team will build out customized lo-fi clickable wireframes of your product idea, helping you better visualize requirements and get everyone on the same page early on. We’ve helped clients from all business types and industries do just that. Here are just a few of our lo-fi wireframing success stories.