UX designers have a new tool up their sleeves
Adobe has today announced that Adobe Experience Design CC (Preview), an early release of a new software package for user experience (UX) design and prototyping solution. Mobile apps are bigger than ever and this brand new tool is intended to give UX designers quicker workflow, whether they’re working on mobile apps or websites. Adobe claims that Experience Design, or XD as it’s being abbreviated, fits in with the core of Photoshop, Illustrator, Muse and Dreamweaver.
First previewed as Project Comet back in October 2015 at Adobe MAX, Adobe is releasing this Preview as a chance for the UX design community to give input into the software as it’s at an early stage in its development. XD is available as a free download to anyone with an Adobe ID and the company expects the first commercial release to be available later this year, to Creative Cloud users.
“In our fast-moving, connected culture, poorly designed app or web experience suffer a painful and short shelf-life,” said Paul Gubbay, vice president of Creative Cloud product management at Adobe. “Designers have been waiting for the right UX tool to simplify app and web experience design. From the beginning Adobe XD has been a constructive collaboration between our team and the design community and we look forward to the feedback from designers worldwide.”
Adobe XD integrates design and prototyping in a quick, fluid desktop application. Designers are able to bring in existing assets from Adobe Illustrator CC and Adobe Photoshop CC, key desktop apps essential to UX design workflows and once designs are finalised, assets can be easily exported to developers for production work.
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