Hi-fi Wireframes

To ensure your digital products achieve their business goals, you must take care of the design, messaging, and storytelling across the page. To handle these multiple elements, you’ll need a proper map for success - a hi-fi wireframe.

What are
Hi-fi wireframes?

High-fidelity wireframes are a type of detailed blueprint used in user experience (UX) design that contains more detailed visual design elements than lo-fi wireframes. They often include typography, colour, images, and other design elements that designers use to create a more realistic representation of the final product.

Hi-fi wireframes are typically used later in the design process after lo-fi wireframes have been created and iterated. It’s a detailed mockup showing the product’s functionality and visual aspects.

Hi-fi wireframes vs. Lo-fi wireframes
What’s the difference?

Hi-fi wireframes have a similar role to lo-fi wireframes. However, they are more detailed, allowing them to convey more information and show a clearer project vision.

Let’s take a closer look at the differences between them:

Hi-fi Wireframes Lo-fi Wireframes

High detail, include colors, typography, and precise spacing.

Low detail, focused on basic structure and layout.

To give a more accurate representation of the final design.

To outline the basic framework and functionality of the project.

Actual images, icons, and detailed UI elements.

Simple shapes and placeholders for elements.

Takes more time to create due to the level of detail.

Quick to produce, allowing for fast iterations.

Used in later stages, often for stakeholder presentations or usability testing.

Used in the early stages of the design process.

Feedback often revolves around visual appeal and interactions.

Feedback is about content and structure.

Visualise your ideas
with Hi-fi wireframes

As we mentioned about, hi-fi wireframes convey more information and show a clearer vision of the project. But that’s not all. Check out what additional value they bring to your design process.

Shared understanding among project’s stakeholders

Thanks to their more detailed characteristics, hi-fi wireframes offer a more detailed representation of the final product, making it easier to ensure that the project meets its goals and requirements. Additionally, they help to maintain a common understanding of the project's look and feel among stakeholders.

Chance for spotting design and usability issues early


Hi-fi wireframes are detailed enough to allow designers to identify design and usability issues before development begins. Moreover, they are also a great support in user testing to gather feedback on the design. This approach saves time and money by identifying and resolving issues before they become problems.

Support in the prototyping process

Hi-fi wireframes are an important part of the prototyping process, allowing designers to create visually advanced and interactive product versions before moving to development.

Flying Bisons’ approach to
Hi-fi wireframes

Our experts follow industry best practices to create clear and practical hi-fi wireframes. Following the steps listed below ensures your project's vision becomes a clear, practical design. 

  • Reviewing identified users, business goals and insights

    In this step, we verify the user personas, business objectives, and project insights. It helps identify inconsistencies early on and gather all the necessary details before proceeding with wireframing.

  • Defining the functional elements

    Now that we have the business goals and project assumptions, we can divide the screen into blocks (which play the role of containers) to present content and functional elements like pictures, graphs, videos, CTA buttons, and testimonials.

    Pro tip - cooperation with experienced UX writing experts would be a perfect fit here.

  • Prioritising displayed blocks by the level of importance

    Now it’s time to think about the order of your blocks with functional elements. Considering users' different patterns of scanning the page (like F-shaped and Z-shaped patterns), we adjust these patterns to communicate their importance and attract your future viewers’ attention.

  • Designing the User Interface

    We focus on graphic concepts, typography, and content presentation during this step. We refine the visual layer of the wireframe, ensuring consistency across the platform's appearance and maintaining a unified look and feel. This step helps us to create harmonious design elements and optimise user interactions with the interface.

  • Scaling the frames

    Nowadays, people use many devices to browse the Internet. So, your design should perform with the same efficiency on smartphones, desktops, and tablets. This step ensures that your website scales well for every type of device and that all your visitors can quickly scan the content. 

  • Annotations

    Your hi-fi wireframe should be easy to read for everybody involved in the project. So, to ensure that stakeholders are on the same page, we add an annotation to describe the behaviour of components that have multiple states — such as dropdown lists or animated elements, including copy and images. 

  • Validating the wireframe

    Even the best ideas need to be battle-tested. So, we verify your wireframe with your target users by presenting the prototype. It sheds light on any missing links and areas for improvement and highlights what most users enjoy regarding the new project.

  • Reviewing and finalising

    The last step on your path to a perfect hi-fi wireframe. After gathering feedback and implementing the updates and fixes, we figure out the final version of the wireframe. Then, we can move forward with product design by working on the final versions of the screens, states, and user flows within the project.

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Digital product design is all about identifying and solving user problems. So our part of the process leans heavily on the earlier research and strategy phases.

Our work also overlaps with that of the branding team, as it’s our job to execute their brand vision across the product. We’re involved in the development phase, too, as we need to make sure all our designs are brought to life exactly as we intended.

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