Wiring up with Balsamiq
March 18, 2016

Wiring up with Balsamiq

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Balsamiq

Balsamiq is being used by 2 or 3 departments. This is helping product developers, engineers, and application designers see a basic idea and allows for them to be on the same page. It helps engineering, especially, because it is quicker than a full mockup and allows for quick turnaround with feedback allowing for bigger changes to occur early and often, rather then being locked into a design and wasting time trying to change it.
  • Quick to make changes
  • Easy to use and understand what you need
  • There are wireframes objects for almost any type of UI imaginable
  • More icons selection
  • Not having to store and keep assets with the wireframe
  • Easier to share and collaborate at the same time
  • It has been a positive impact in keeping engineering from implementing something before we have a general idea from application design. Now we can have a basic direction before getting the color scheme later.
I use a combination of both products, I use Balsamiq for quick wireframes to get the over all UI layout hammered out. I then use Photoshop to better design color scheme and exact padding.
If you're looking for a final mockup, Basamiq will not look as pretty as Photoshop. For displaying a basic concept or idea it is perfect. Now if only I could do full use cases in one smooth motion it would be perfect.