Design websites an build prototypes for both mobile and desktop platforms with this Adobe-signed editor that focuses on the user experience
What’s new in Adobe Experience Design (Adobe XD) CC 41.0.12:
- Convert strokes to shapes using Outline Stroke:
- Design more complex shapes and graphics by converting a path or stroke into an object using Outline Stroke.
- Add depth to objects and components using Inner Shadow:
- Add depth and expressiveness by applying shadow effects inside your objects and components using Inner Shadow.
Note: Adobe Experience Design is only compatible with Windows 10 x64 version 1809 Build 10.0.17763 or later.
Whether we are talking about an application or a website, the road from idea to the final product undergoes different stages. One of the most important ones is prototyping and quality assurance. In essence, UX designers are in charge of interactive content management and, ultimately, enhancing the final user’s experience.
Specifically created to ease the work of UX designers, Adobe Experience Design makes it possible for them to create new content and preview the way the final user interacts with the application or the website. To put it another way, this Adobe-signed software solution allows the designer to generate mockups much easier, which encourages team collaboration and client feedback.
Supports multiple target platforms and allows live preview
With a simple layout and straightforward options, Adobe Experience Design helps users start their design in a generous design area.
To start a new project, users have to select a new artboard, which actually means choosing the target platform. Several devices manufactured by Apple, Google and Microsoft are available, namely iPhones, iPads, Watches, Android mobile phones, tablets, and wearables, or Surface Pro devices. Furthermore, Adobe Experience Design also enables users to generate website prototypes.
The application is optimized for touch screens, so you can easily zoom and pan either using your fingers, or by pressing CTRL-arrows and Space, respectively. It is recommended to keep the ‘Preview’ window opened while working to view the changes in real-time.
Conveniently handle objects in the design and export assets for further use
The application’s toolbox is not so rich, but it does allow users to insert geometrical shapes, lines and text boxes in their design, along with imported graphical content. Each object can be manipulated quite intuitively, using both drag and drop actions, and the right-click menu.
Users can change the appearance of any object by adding it borders and shadow, adjusting its opacity, and changing its alignment. Each object can be rotated without too much effort, and grouped rectangles can be extended to form a list, just like articles that show up one above another in a blog.
Assets can be exported as PNG files, either for further production and web design or for the iOS and the Android platforms.
A promising UX designing application signed by Adobe
The purpose of Adobe Experience Design is to bring team members closer together and help them create compelling applications. It manages to create a pleasant working environment itself, but users should keep in mind that since it is currently under heavy development, some functions are not available. Leaving that aside, Adobe Experience Design has the potential to become a wished-for product when it comes to UX designing.