7 Reasons Why Adobe XD Will Dominate Mobile UI Design
Since the beginnings of mobile apps and design, Photoshop has been the go-to tool for all designers. However, Photoshop was never designed primarily for user interaction and experiences. It is a tool focused on editing photos, creating illustrations, and was later adopted by interaction designers because there were no other alternatives.
Adobe XD will dominate mobile UI design
Adobe XD was inspired by Alexa and Google Home, allowing users to interact with their creations and prototypes using voice triggers and speech playback. It allowed users to demonstrate a touchless interface presentation. No other interaction design software supports voice. So whenever you are presenting a prototype in a presentation or meeting, just say the keywords “Allow Me” and it will take you directly to the next screen.
This will be the most prominent feature and will reconsider designers from using other interactive applications like Sketch. Creating a desktop and mobile version of the same interface takes several man-hours. Adobe has solved this problem phenomenally. Auto Responsive allows you to simply pull or squeeze the canvas to fit the screen size and make every element responsive. As a designer, you’ll save several hours creating a variance for other screen sizes. Now you just create a single set of designs in either desktop or mobile mode and click accordingly or let Adobe do its magic.
Adobe has integrated its AI Sensei into XD. It understands different screens and suggests you apply animation to them. Animations like shrink, expand, expand, fade out and can be done manually Auto-Animation feature will automatically design the animation and surprise you.
XD has developed a symbol ecosystem by integrating and linking all characters and frequently used symbols together. Now, when you change one element anywhere on the canvas, you have the option to commit those changes to the entire drawing.
Seamless adobe connectivity
You use Photoshop or Illustrator to create illustrations and designs and then import them into XD. Before, you have to save the file and then import it. Adobe now directly allows you to copy and paste various designs in all of its applications, such as Adobe After Effects, Illustrator, and Photoshop, into XD. Adobe also allows you to open Sketch files in XD. Adobe is undoubtedly trying to compete with Sketch at its own game by giving existing designers a reason for Adobe XD.
Adobe allows you to share your entire creation through a single link where multiple stakeholders can collaborate and provide comments and suggestions. You can update this link by re-saving the proposal and all stakeholders will be notified. There is no reason to export your artboard to PNG, import it into inVision and then show it to the team/client.
Adobe allows you to create developer-friendly links to view your entire artwork and break it down by element. This helps front-end developers easily browse and review color schemes by providing hex code information, font names, padding, and margin details.
Adobe clearly aims to become a one-stop solution for prototyping and animation. It also integrates testing and collaboration, making the entire workflow faster and more seamless.