In this video you will learn how to get feedback and respond to that feedback by making full use of the Preview features of Xshare your XD projects on the web and to enable user comments.
- [Narrator] The UX design process is team based. There's a whole group of people that are working with you on your project. Those people could be designers, they could be developers, they could be marketing directors, they could be anybody involved in the process, including the client. At some point you're going to have to send this thing out and get people to take a look at it and basically ask are there any issues you see with this project? Or, what do you think? And they have to be given the opportunity to reply back and comment.
That feature is built in to Experience Design. And that's what we're going to take a look at in this video. So if you want to work along with me, open up the share file that's found in your Chapter 5 download. And when it opens, we're going to work with this Explore China project, and to share, you come up here to the Share button right here, share online, and you click it. Now what you can do here is you can create a new name for the project so you can give it a name different from the project name. You can also create a little icon here and here are the specifications, it's got to be 120 x 120.
And you can use that almost as the app icon. Right here, it tells you, you can start at main, which would be this one here, remember the main screen is always the one with the little blue house over here. And here's where the rubber hits the road, allow comments. Now, when you allow comments, you're going to allow all your stakeholders to actually reply and comment on the project. So what you do once you select that, is you click create link. And you're going to see a little progress bar here. What's happening is this project is being uploaded to an Adobe server, and you now have the ability to come at it.
You can see, there it is, XDW.com. Now you've got two choices with this link. You can either use the Adobe server, right there. Or, you can create your own html page and embed the project into an iframe. Your call. What we're going to do is we're going to deal with the link here. Now you get two choices, you can copy the link, basically, copy it to your clipboard, and then paste it into an email and then send it out to all the stakeholders. And you can also make changes and share it again, which is going to be kind of a different link.
What we're going to do here, is we're just going to take a look at it in the browser. And if you want to take a look at it in the browser, you just click on this link. And what that will do is open up your default browser. Now you've got a couple choices here. This is where commenting really becomes important. If you click on the comments link here, you notice you get two choices: comment as a guest, and sign in. If you comment as a guest, you can make all sorts of comments to it. So if I comment here I can sign in as a guest.
I'll just call myself Tom. Yes, I'm not a robot. And you submit, and then I'm going to make my comment. Not bad. Press the return enter key. And you can see, there's Tom. Now signing in is a little bit different, okay? So I'm going to come in here and sign out. And if I click the sign in button, I'm going to be prompted for my Adobe ID.
And you can then sign in and you will have complete control over the project. The forward and back buttons here allow you to basically flip through the various screens inside the project. Or right here, click, and you notice that you can preview the project right inside the browser. Which is kind of a neat feature. Now if you want to get rid of all this stuff up here, you just click the full screen button and there we go.
Click ok. And if you want to get out, just press your escape key. When you're finished commenting on the project and reviewing it, you can always come back to XD. So I'm just going to come back to XD. Now managed links, what managed links does, is it actually opens up your assets folder in your creative cloud. You log in, and when you log in with your assets in creative cloud, and these are all the things that you've shared.
If you want to get rid of some of them, just click the little trash can here, and that gets rid of it. You notice that you're going to have to do this for every one that you want to get rid of. But it's kind of neat because you've got these prototypes now that you've got access to inside of your creative cloud account and you can access them at any time. Okay, so I'm going to return back to XD. So there you go, using the share button right here, share online, it's really quite a robust little feature.
You can have guests comment, you can have authorized people comment, people with Adobe IDs can comment on it. You can share the link, you can embed the link, you can do all kinds of stuff with it. But the bottom line is, all the stakeholders are now involved in the process.
- Navigating the XD interface
- Using artboards and grids
- Adding content to layers
- Using the Repeat Grid feature
- Adding interactivity to a project
- Exporting content
- Sharing your work
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 11/29/2017. What changed?
A: New videos were added that cover the XD Assets panel, Experience Design symbols, Creative Cloud Libraries, and pinning comments.