Web UI Design Process The Visual Power of Mockups

Web UI Design Process

The Visual Power of Mockups

Web UI Design Process: The Visual Power of Mockups

Are you:

  • A UX/UI designer?
  • A product designer?
  • In a UX or product position?
  • A project manager?

If so, you’ll find lots of information here that can help streamline your UI design process.

But before we delve right in, do you know how to get your mockups to work for you? Our experts, Jerry Cao, Matt Ellis, and Kamil Zieba will show you what they are – and what they aren’t.

Mockups are sometimes confused with wireframes and prototypes. Each of these are an integral part of the UI process, but each is distinctly different.

What the Web UI Design Process Guide Will Teach You

Our pocket guide to the UI design process explains the following:

  • Section 1 – Mockups vs. Wireframes vs. Prototypes – The difference between mockups, wireframes, and prototypes, and how each stage lets the UI design team test appearance, structure, and functionality prior to release.
  • Section 2 – Why Mockups Matter – Why mockups are necessary in the UI design process.
  • Section 3 – Best Practices for the Mockups Process – How this transitional function varies in importance and implementation.
  • Section 4 – A Final Note: It’s all about context – How it all ties together.

Other Resources Related to the Web UI Design Process Guide

While mockups are basically just a deliverable from the design team, they’re still an integral part of the entire UI design process. If you’re interested in further UI design information, you might like these other UXPin resources:

Why Build a Design System?

The Guide to Prototyping Process & Fidelity

Real-Life UX Design Processes – How successful companies design their products

The Future-proof Responsive Web Design Bundle

Creating a Design System Quickly with UXPin

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  • Jerry Cao

    Jerry Cao

    Jerry Cao is a UX Content Strategist at UXPin. In his spare time he enjoys playing electric guitar, watching foreign horror films, and expanding his knowledge of random facts. Follow him on Twitter.

  • Kamil Zieba

    Kamil Zieba

    Co-founder and head of product at UXPin, Kamil previously worked as a UX/UI Designer at Grupa Nokaut. He studied software engineering in university, but design and psychology have always been his greatest passions. Follow me on Twitter @ziebak.

  • Matt Ellis

    Matt Ellis

    With a passion for writing and an interest in everything anything related to design or technology, Matt Ellis found freelance writing best suited his skills and allowed him to be paid for his curiosity. Having worked with various design and tech companies in the past, he feels quite at home at UXPin as the go-to writer, researcher, and editor. When he’s not writing, Matt loves to travel, another byproduct of curiosity.