A brazilian poet used to say that art exists because life is not enough. Art is that one thing that can make us travel without leaving our house or get to know people that sees the world just like us without never ever been with them.
DailyArt is an very well curated app that I’ve discovered a couple years ago, the app brings together three things that I love: history, art and museums. As the name suggests every day you receive a different artwork for your delight, accompanied by a very good text explaining why it was chosen, who made it and where you can find the piece.
The app allows you to use it without having an account and has several features as sharing the artwork, saving it to your favorites and downloading a high quality image of it, that is the one I chose to work on this challenge.
Being a novice on the art of wireframing I started my journey safe by sketching the flow and inventorying all the elements that were present on my printscreen. After having all on my notepad I began the process on Figma by copying to my account wireframing kits that would help me during the process.
It took me two days from start to finish to accomplish 5 entire wireframes from the selected screens and I’ll pinpoint here my perceptions:
- Keep it simple is harder than I thought: once you begin is very easy to forget about “just the esencial” and start making your wireframe fancy.
- Not naming your layers is a HUGE mistake: I spent several minutes, countless times looking for a rectangle or an arrow. Mind that I was doing a small and quite simple flow, with a bigger and complex one things would have gone completely out of control.
- Put some effort on task analysis and properly inventorying everything: it will save you time and make things more reliable for your user.
I learned a lot during this first try and am completely ready for trying new flows and improving my wireframing skills!