Lexicon

Wireframe

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EN A wireframe is a visual representation of a website, application or configurator. It's actually what you start with when thinking of a new digital idea. A wireframe allows designers and developers to present proposed functions, graphic elements, structure, and content with simple line drawings. It is a very important visual interpretation of what your product should be able to do. Basically, if a user can't figure out where to go on your wireframe, he will definitely be lost when using the eventual product. So keep it simple and make sure every function works intuitively. Don't add too much mumbo jumbo, just get the basics right!

NL Een wireframe is een grafische, 2D-representatie van een website, applicatie of eender welk digitaal product met een interface. Het is de eerste visualisatie stap wanneer je een digitaal product wil uit denken zonder al te designen of programmeren. Een wire(frame) laat designers en developers toe om functionaliteiten, grafische elementen, structuur en gebruikservaring over te brengen naar de klant, met enkele simpele lijntekeningen. Het is een super basic voorstelling van je finale product en als een potentiële eindgebruiker er niet aan uit kan of vastloopt, dan weet je direct waar er verbeteringen nodig zijn. Als je een wireframe maakt, hou het dan zo simpel mogelijk, geen versiering, gewoon de basics. IKEA-stijl.


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The intelligence game will be won by those who know how to ask & answer questions critically.

Technology is evolving at a crazy pace, absolutely, and sometimes it might be a bit mindblowing, but don’t worry, humans are still the writers of this story, we decide how it goes. At Bagaar we help our clients every day to gear up for any technological challenge they may be up to, we have a very big toolbox of digital answers to their problems and are very happy to help them in writing their own story. This time we wanted to do something not only for our clients but for everyone, our moms, the guy at the busstop, politicians, journalists, whoever may be helped with a little free knowledge.

Core message here: Trojan: Nice for the greeks, not for you.

So, we wrote this lexicon in the assumption that if people would have more information, and a bit of guidance, they wouldn’t have to feel so helpless when hearing about Digital transformation, MVP’s, Frontend, AWS, Trojans, UX, UI, ... (Que?) We assembled all the buzzwords we use on a daily basis and tried to give a down to earth, simple explanation for each of them. Take it with you, read through it when you’re waiting on a train or getting your nails done and next time somebody starts a fire, you just blow it out yourself (or if it’s too big call Bagaar).

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