I’m a big fan of wireframes. Prototypes too. Actually, especially prototypes (even though I almost always start with a blocked out wireframe).
But almost equally important to me is a means to discuss these initial designs with my team/stakeholders/project-managers. Over the past few months, I’ve worked a bit on refining some processes for having these important conversations. This morning on the UX Booth, I published a quick post outlining some of the tools I’ve found especially useful in starting these discussions.