I am an expert in Wireframing; Axure, Figma, Invision or simple sketch wireframes on paper.
I recommend wireframes for the vast majority of the projects their benefits have been shown time & time again.
What is a Wireframe?
The purpose of a wireframe is to provide a visual understanding at an "early stage" to get consensus & approval before the design or development phase begins.
Its similar to an architects drawing when building a house. It would be crazy to just starting building a house before you understand all the basic & technical information you require.
Wireframes are commonly used to lay out content, structure and functionality on a page/screen which takes into account the user journeys and requirements.
The benefits of Wireframes?
The benefits are often misunderstood or dismissed, but the key advantages of wireframes are
Cost - proper planning is always cheaper in the long run - than having to do constant iterations because you didn't have the deep conversations at the beginning of the project
Speed - good wireframes, makes design & development much easier tasks as the tough decisions have been discussed and made before you go into time-consuming high fidelity work.
Consensus building - it helps all the stakeholders get on the same page around terminology or user flows.
Flaw finding - interactive wireframes can immediately highlight problems or issues in user journeys
User-testing - Interactive prototypes are an excellent way to conduct usability testing.
What should you wireframe
Websites of all sizes
Forms - Forms are critical to almost all websites; but often not thought about carefully - especially multi-step forms. It can massively improve your conversion rates.
I am available to hire to help your organisation or business wireframe your digital website, app or flow - you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org