A wireframe is a low-fidelity representation of a digital interface that defines the content layout and page elements.
Information Architecture is the organization and presentation of valuable information within a digital interface.
Wireframe elements are placeholders for high-fidelity elements and should be represented as simply as possible.
User workflows are a visual representation of the paths users take within a digital interface.
Sketching a wireframe with pen and paper can be a quick, easy, and cost-effective method to iterate faster towards a solution. Pen and paper facilitates an approach focused on creating a functional, intuitive and efficient interface.
Effectively communicating the purpose of the wireframe and how it is informed by Information Architecture is imperative for stakeholders and developers to be on the same page.
Digital tools provide the ability to transition from low-fidelity mockups to functional prototypes because initial work and design ideation has been established on a digital platform.