All you need to know about mockups, wireframes, and prototypes

Differentiating between different phases of the design process can be confusing, especially when the terminology is used so loosely. But that's no excuse for a designer not to know the difference. 

While it might seem innocent enough, referring to a mockup as a wireframe is like a carpenter referring to a hammer as a screwdriver. And not knowing how to make a lo-fi prototype is like a surgeon not knowing where to cut. 

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Jerry was a content strategist at wireframing and prototyping app UXPin, where he developed in-app and online content. Sadly, he passed away in April 2018.