Mobile Wireframes

What are mobile wireframes?

Mobile wireframes are low-fidelity blueprints for a mobile application. They serve as a bridge between concept ideation and design and development. Mobile wireframes illustrate how an app will look and function by outlining elements like text boxes, image placeholders, buttons, and more.

Benefits of mobile app wireframes

Wireframes help you visualize what users will experience with your app. Here are just a few benefits to the process.

They align your team

Before progressing too far into app design and development, it’s important that your entire team is aligned on the goals and objectives of the app. Wireframes provide teams with the opportunity to review and critique layout and user experience before additional time and resources are invested in bringing the app to life.

They facilitate iteration

Wireframes take more time to plan and strategize than they do to design, so iterations can be made quickly. And the earlier revisions are made, the more likely it is that your project will stay on budget and achieve the most effective design.

They guide the entire project

Mobile wireframes give your team a snapshot of the project and can help inform budget decisions. For example, a designer may suggest a certain app layout to optimize the user experience, but that approach might require more development time and effort than originally budgeted. Identifying this information early on in the process allows you to adjust the budget and timeline accordingly.

How to create mobile app wireframes

Wireframes are integral to successful mobile app creation. Here’s a basic step-by-step guide to creating your own.

Identify your target audience

Understanding your target audience is key to delivering great value to your end-user. Seek to understand your audience’s pain points, needs, and goals, and use this information to craft a user flow that meets those needs.

Sketch the design

Once you have a clear understanding of your target end-users, it’s time to map out the user journey. Some designers will jump direct