Adobe XD is an all-in-one solution for designing, prototyping, collaborating and sharing design concepts. That's a lot of functionality in one application. So, let me give you a quick tour of the user interface.
I'm here in Adobe XD working on my latest design. I began the design by coming here to the upper left-hand corner and clicking the home icon. Next up in the home screen, I can select the first artboard. I can always create a customised size here on the right hand side. I'll come and select the iPhone X from there XD opens up a new document and takes me to that first artboard. As I mentioned, I'm actively working on a design of my own. So let's go ahead and switch back over to that. To do so, I'll come to window and then go back to that initial design. I can tell that XD has dropped me into Design mode, which is one of three workspace layouts. I see it here in the upper left-hand corner so I have design, prototype and share. On the far left, I have a series of tools so as I come in and start to design elements and click them on the design canvas, I can use the pointer tool.
For example towards the lower left-hand corner are a number of panels the bottom most panel allows me to browse and select from hundreds of plugins out in the community to extend XD functionality. Above that I have the layers panel and when I click it, it's going to toggle open. As I click objects on the design canvas it will show me in the corresponding list on the left where I am in the layers panel in that hierarchy. Also as I click objects on the canvas the properties inspector here towards the right-hand side is going to show me properties that relate directly to the type of object I have selected.
Back again here towards the lower left-hand side of the application. I can toggle between that layers panel and an assets panel. When I open up the assets panel and scroll all the way towards the top. You can see I have the ability to extract colours that I'm using in the project. I can also extract character styles and below that I have a series of components. These components are elements that are reuse throughout my design. I can toggle between the list view and a grid view and just extend this out a bit to get a better look at all of those components that I do have available. At any time when I'm done working with those panels, I can always toggle them closed again by clicking the icon one more time. Once I have my design all set and I'm ready to start to define my interactions, I can do that by clicking here in the upper left hand corner on Prototype mode. If I click any object here on the canvas in Prototype mode and then for example, click a wire I might have defined the properties inspector on the right hand side is going to show me all of the interaction options I have available for any of the elements on the canvas.
Once I have my workflow fully designed and I'm ready to share this experience with some of my stakeholders, I want to switch over to Share mode. To do that, I'll come here to the upper left-hand corner once again and click share. Here I can see which artboards on the design canvas will be included in the share prototype that I'm about to generate and on the right hand side, I can come in and set the type of share experience I'd like to have.
Obviously, that is just a whirlwind tour of the user experience for Adobe XD. I encourage you you to start to delve more deeply into the functionality of this pretty amazing application.