Adobe has launched Experience Design CC, the program was previously called Project Comet, but is now referred to as Adobe XD, or just XD, and it is now available as a free pre-release download. As a UX designer, I must admit since I first heard about Adobe Experience Design at last year’s Adobe MAX, I have been very excited about this program, and so far I have been very pleased with the release.
Adobe XD, allows designers to create, test, and share mockups through a simple and easy to use tool. The purpose of XD is to make the whole UX creation process as easy as possible.
According to the Adobe website:
“Adobe XD makes it easy to undertake wire framing, visual design, interaction design, prototyping, previewing and sharing, by bringing together the tools you need for experience design into a single solution. We’re starting by delivering a basic set of tools in each of those areas, with the feedback we receive helping to determine the ultimate set of features that you need, while continuing to ensure we don’t compromise on delivering amazing performance and a comfortable design experience.”
What’s in the public preview?
In this first preview release of Adobe XD you’ll find:
- Focused design tools – create wireframes, screen layouts and production-ready artwork
- Prototyping tools – define flows, triggers and transitions as part of your design
- Built in sharing – create a video recording of your prototype or share a link to an interactive prototype hosted on Creative Cloud
- Support for bringing in existing assets from Photoshop, Illustrator and Sketch
- Blisteringly fast performance – create projects that bring together complex designs for web, mobile, tablet, watches and more, without any slow down.
Ease of Use
The app welcomes users with a simple screen where you can select the screen size that you will be creating your app for, these includes standard sizes for iPhone or iPad, Web or custom sizes.
How to download
If you want to download Adobe Experience Design CC, then you need to know that it is currently available to download only on Mac, and only in English. There will be a Windows version before the end of 2016. It is currently free to download, however you need an Adobe ID. According to Adobe, we will see a full release sometime in the next year.