Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the interactive development process, part of OmniGraffle 5: Creating Web Sitemaps and Wireframes.
How do sitemaps and wireframes fit in the overall interactive…development process?…Before we start making these diagrams, I want to address that question.…Sitemaps and wireframes are part of information architecture, which is basically…preproduction for web sites.…Like real-world architecture, the idea is to create a series of diagrams, or…pictures, that describe the web site you're going to build before you actually build it.…
There are more than two types of information architecture diagrams, but I find…that sitemaps and wireframes are two of the fundamentals, useful in pretty much…any web site you may be building.…Remember that these are process-oriented documents.…The point is not to make them all beautiful.…They are functional.…You want them to work as a communication tool that helps your team collaborate.…The end goal of information architecture is a streamlined economical process…where overages in design and coding are avoided because good planning has taken…place at an earlier stage.…
- Developing for interactive media
- Using shapes and lines for information architecture
- Working with text
- Using and customizing stencils
- Aligning, grouping, and locking objects
- Using automatic layouts for sitemaps
- Positioning content elements
- Iterating wireframes based on feedback
- Wireframing for mobile devices
Skill Level Beginner
1. Using OmniGraffle for Wireframes and Sitemaps
2. Common Techniques for Wireframes and Sitemaps
3. Building a Sitemap
4. Building a Homepage Wireframe
5. Completing the Wireframing Process
6. Advanced Techniques
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