The Best Tool Missing From Your Toolbox

Is Adobe XD in your toolbox? If not, why not? Some say it’s everyone’s favorite tool they don’t know about. So we were extremely excited to have Melissa Milloway on Cara North’s Learning Technologies TLDCast to let us know why she loves Adobe XD.

In 2014, a small team from Adobe Creative Cloud began developing a software tool to create prototypes and user experiences. Less than a year later, that team successfully convinced Adobe to invest in their tool, later named Adobe XD CC.

XD is now a rich platform for mobile, desktop, and device design. It’s part of Adobe Creative Cloud, but is available for free. With XD, product designers can build rich user experiences and interactive prototypes.

In this TLDCast, Melissa showcases both the prototyping and design capabilities of Adobe XD. She demos a variety of features within an actual design environment she’s building.

There were excellent questions from host Cara North, as well as a very active TLDCast chat audience. See the chat highlights below.

Are you going to add Adobe XD to your toolbox? The price is right (it’s free) and from what we see in this TLDCast, it might be your favorite tool you don’t know about!

Some Chat comments:

508 compliance is required if you receive federal funds, might be in other cases too. Also required if you just want to do the right thing. —Nadav Zohar
yes, Nadav … however, s508 now more closely follows WCAG 2.1 standards. WCAG is a little more compreshensive & forces us to create/author better content. might as well target it, rather then the lower-hanging-fruit of just s508 (my opinion, of course) — MIchael Sheyashe
THe best leaders have the design and dev skills even if they are not using them day to day — Lisa Crockett
from a developer’s standpoint, i like XD’s ability to copy properties, like color hex code, by clicking. that, and being able to see font size, kerning, helps save time, when handed-off to a dev — Michael Sheyashe
The constraints of the tool can subtly lead you down wrong pathways — Jonathan Rock
Oh man! I love that tidbit there, Experience before Design. — Josh Risser
Push all the buttons and see what happens.  Best way to learn. — Jonathan Rock
I LOVE breaking things and finding the bugs! — Molly X Gee von Holdt

Links in this TLDCast:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brutalist_architecture

https://www.adobe.com/products/xd.html

https://www.adobe.com/products/xd/compare-plans.html

Understanding s508 & WCAG 2.0: http://instructional-design-specialist.blogspot.com/2017/05/understanding-s508-wcag-20.html

https://whimsical.co

http://melslearninglab.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/melmilloway/

https://www.xdguru.com/adobe-xd-wireframe-kits/page/2/

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