The Life Cycle of a Wireframe

  • 28 May 2009
  • 6:00 PM - 8:29 PM
  • The Boardroom in the One Union Square Building, 600 University Street, Seattle



Nick Finck will talk about the the creation and use of wireframes.  Come join us for networking and food between 6p-7p.  Nick's presentation will start at 7p.

The Life Cycle of a Wireframe

In this presentation, Nick Finck will dive deep into the process he uses to create wireframes, a key deliverable for user experience designers.  He'll talk about the principles that guide his process, how to create great wireframes (all the way down to the nitty gritty page or screen level), and how to identify and deliver solutions that meet your clients' business goals and solve their problems. 

You'll walk away with a better understanding of what delivering awesome wireframes entails--from methodology, to process, to delivery--and how to do it yourself.

If you're an information architect, interaction designer, visual designer, or regular old user experience-curious creature: this one's for you. 


Nick Finck is a user experience professional who has dabbled in the web for over a decade. He specializes in information architecture, interaction design, usability and user research.

Nick has created web experiences for Fortune 50 and 500 companies including Adobe, Boeing, Blue Cross / Blue Shield, Cisco, CitiGroup, FDIC, Harpo, HP, IBM, Microsoft, PBS, Peet’s Coffee, University of Denver, and others.

He lives and plays in Seattle, Washington, where he’s a co-founder of Blue Flavor, a web design company that focuses on creating web experiences.

Location and Directions

The meeting will be held in the Board Room of the One Union Square building in Seattle, (600 University St, Seattle, WA 98101-1176).

* Take the Union Street exit

* Turn Left on the Seventh Avenue Drive-thru (first light just after the Union Street exit)

* The Seventh Avenue Drive-thru travels under Two Union Square. The Garage entry is mid-block on the right.  There is a fee for parking in the garage.

* Take the Seneca Street exit

* Turn right at the first light onto Sixth Avenue

* Take a soft right at University Street (Be careful to stay left of the concrete divider separating University Street from the freeway onramp. Turning hard right will put you onto the Freeway)

* University Street curves left and becomes the Seventh Avenue Drive-thru behind Union Square. Look for the sign indicating the parking garage entrance on your left.  There is a fee for parking in the garage.

In the Parking Garage
* Park near the West garage elevators. Take the West elevators to the Fireplace Lobby. At the Fireplace Lobby, walk toward One Union Square to your right. As you exit the Fireplace Lobby you will see escalators on your left. The Union Square Boardroom is located directly behind the escalators.

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