no more wireframes?

Boxes and Arrows: The Devil’s in the Wireframes came at the right time. I’ve been thinking about wireframes, and more and more I think they should not be used by people who work in-house, and perhaps not by consultants either. At all.

Sketches, paper prototypes, etc maybe…. but only maybe. Why would you design, but take away the tools that lend clarity to your message such as color and font? Why make the layout do all the work/ Why not leave layout to the one who will combine it with color, font and more: the visual/graphic/interface designer?

Is the wireframe an atrocity whose time has come to be booted out of the development cycle? I’m beginning to think yes.