Sharing Designs3:28 with Nick Pettit
A design is only good if you can share it with other people. Adobe XD offers a streamlined approach that allows you to create a sharable link via your Creative Cloud account.
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A design is only good if you can share it with other people. 0:00 Adobe XD offers a streamlined approach that allows you to create a shareable link 0:03 via your Creative Cloud account. 0:09 In the upper right corner just to the right of the Desktop Preview button 0:12 is the Share button. 0:17 If you click it, you get a few options. 0:20 We want to select Publish Prototype. 0:23 You can change the title if you want or leave it as is. 0:28 All the default settings for 0:32 this are fine, we want people to be able to comment. 0:34 We don't need to open it in full screen. 0:39 We want to be able to show people where they can click, 0:42 which are the hotspot hints. 0:46 And we don't need a password, although you can add one if you choose. 0:49 Then click Create Public Link. 0:54 This will take just a moment because it has to upload 0:57 your design to your Creative Cloud account. 1:00 When it's done, you can copy the link to your clipboard by clicking the Link 1:03 button, or you can click this icon to open it in a browser. 1:08 This will open a new browser window with your interactive prototype. 1:16 You can scroll up and down, just like before. 1:20 And if you click anywhere outside of the Book button, 1:24 it will highlight to show you where the clickable areas are. 1:28 So we can click that Book button. 1:33 And of course, we can click a Back button. 1:36 And we still get nice transitions like before. 1:40 On the right side, we can add comments. 1:43 I'll make a generic comment right now, like this design looks great! 1:48 And then I can click Submit. 1:58 And other people you share the link with can write comments as well. 2:01 However, you can also write comments that are associated 2:06 with a specific part of the design. 2:10 I'll type out a comment about the logo, maybe something like, 2:12 We'll need to add a logo here later. 2:18 And then I can click the Place a pin button, and 2:24 drag this over to where the logo is located, and 2:31 click to place the pin, and then hit the Submit button to add the comment. 2:36 Now people can click on the pin and see which comment it's associated with. 2:42 And since I'm the one that wrote the last comment, 2:49 I can also move this pin around if I need to. 2:52 Adobe XD is a really great way to share interactive prototypes and 2:57 collaborate on user experiences because it goes beyond just visual design. 3:01 Not only can others see the intended interactivity, 3:07 they can actually add commentary and feedback to specific areas. 3:11 It removes a lot of ambiguity that can come in between the design and 3:15 development phases of a project. 3:20 And it can save time and reduce costs by catching the UX problems much earlier. 3:22
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