When applied to a website or similar work product, a Visual Guide can be an intermediate step towards the end goal of a complete website. By creating a visual guide along the way, the designer or developer can get input from the other people involved in the website such as the customer, their manager, and other members of the team. The visual guide will provide a view to the customer of their website or project will end up looking like. It ensures that they are kept up to date on any developments and changes made to the structure or visuals. Visual guides also allow you to define the information hierarchy of the design. [1]

A visual guide could be a wireframe , creative composition, or information architecture . A device that allows collaboration will be lessen the chance of work having to be completely redone. A manager could create a visual guide for the team to complete the build-out.

Paper prototype could be an excellent way to develop Visual Guides.


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