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Michael Angeles, Leon Barnard, & Billy Carlson Wireframing for Everyone

Harness the power and approachability of wireframes, to develop design concepts from idea to prototype.

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Many UX techniques fall apart in the real world of overflowing backlogs, two-week sprints, and stubborn stakeholders. Yet wireframing persists, despite its much-anticipated demise. Wireframes are fast and easy to make, can be created and understood by anyone, and function as both creative ideation and practical communication tools.

Leaning on decades of collective experience, Michael Angeles, Leon Barnard, and Billy Carlson show us how to use low-fidelity design to generate ideas, encourage feedback, and involve everyone in the process. This approachable book also harnesses wireframing to demystify UI design, so that anyone can join in creating successful digital products.

This book explores:

  • Frameworks for implementing user interface design basics
  • Techniques for developing design concepts from idea to prototype
  • How to use wireframing for cross-functional team participation
  • How to present wireframes and create effective feedback structures

Wireframing for Everyone is so much more than a book about wireframes. It’s a clear, indispensable guide for visualizing ideas, identifying and working through design challenges, and gaining alignment across product, design, and engineering teams.

Theresa Neil
Tech leader, entrepreneur, and author of Designing Web Interfaces and Mobile Design Pattern Gallery
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Wireframing is a critical yet underutilized skill among modern product teams. Written by experienced practitioners, this valuable how-to guide offers pragmatic wireframing techniques and frameworks essential for creating successful products.

Dan Olsen
Product team trainer, speaker, and author of The Lean Product Playbook
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SAFETY WARNING FOR UX PROFESSIONALS: Once you pick up Wireframing for Everyone, you will have difficulty putting it down. It’s just that captivating. YOU’VE BEEN WARNED.

Jared Spool
Maker of awesomeness at Center Centre
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Michael Angeles

About the Authors

Michael Angeles has been an interface designer at Balsamiq since 2012. He has published articles and spoken at conferences on the topic of wireframing for product design. He created the IA Slash and Konigi blogs on interface design, and served as advisor and cofounder of the Information Architecture Institute.

Leon Barnard

Leon Barnard leads the education team at Balsamiq. He uses his extensive experience as a UX designer to teach user interface design basics and wireframing to an audience of mostly non-designers via the Balsamiq Wireframing Academy. He loves helping people and technology get along better together.

Billy Carlson

Billy Carlson is a design educator at Balsamiq, where he helps new and non-designers learn best practices for all phases of user interface and digital product design. He teaches university-level UX and design thinking courses, and, as a designer since 2005, he’s worked on myriad products and led large UX teams at various organizations.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 978-1-952616-55-6
  • Paperback: 156 pages
  • Published: Jun 13, 2023

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