An interactive prototype that demonstrates various interface elements (buttons, forms, menus etc.) of a web page or application.
A prototype that can be used to test your assumptions and gather feedback. It can be very quickly updated or changed in order to re-test.
- You’re beginning to flesh out your design concept.
- You need to conduct user testing.
Wireframes are not
- Supposed to include everything or look like a finished product. They are only used for drafting and testing.
- A design mock-up – A wireframe is only intended to test how the interface elements work, not how they will look.
Clickable prototype: Clickable prototypes are essentially high-fidelity wireframes that can be ‘clicked’ as if they were a live site.
Reviewed 15 April 2020