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Adobe XD : Introduction

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One Day Course

Classroom Based


XD (Experience Design) is the go-to tool for UI and UX designers looking to prototype a mobile app design digitally, through the technique of wireframing.

This intro course is suitable for all and does not require any previous design experience. It is particularly popular with UX and UI professionals, as well as those in marketing and communications who want to have a hands-on role in mobile app development.

This one day Adobe authorised introductory training course is designed to give you a comprehensive knowledge of Adobe XD and the confidence to create prototyping wireframes for more effective user testing.

You need no previous experience to attend this course.

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From £499 + VAT per day

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Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Overview of User Experience Design (UX) vs User Interface Design (UI)
    • Working from a site-plan sketch
    • Gathering assets for your project
    • Understanding common file formats

    Using Photoshop for UI and UX
    • Creating multiple Artboards for different screens and platforms
    • Using Pixel Perfect grids for accurate layout
    • Using Generator to create assets
    • Using Device Preview for mobile design

    Introduction to Adobe Experience Design (XD)
    • Working with the Design and Prototype views
    • Navigating around your artboard

    Part one: The Design Stage

    Setting up a Project
    • Designing Artboard grids
    • Adding and deleting Artboards
    • Creating additional screens for different display sizes and platforms

    Drawing in Adobe Experience Design
    • Drawing and combining simple shapes
    • Setting Appearance attributes:
    solid fills, gradient fills, strokes, drop-shadows & background Blurs
    • Controlling corner radius values
    • Drawing with the Pen Tool
    • Editing points and paths

    Adding Text to your Design
    • Formatting Text
    • Using Typekit fonts
    • Adding Placeholder text

    Adding assets from other sources
    • Using Illustrator vector graphics
    • Importing bitmap graphics
    • Masking techniques
    • Using images from modern browsers

    Creating accurate layouts
    • Aligning and arranging Objects
    • Creating a Repeat Grid

    UI kits
    • Exploring Apple, Google and Microsoft user interface kits
  • Part 2: Creating a Prototype

    Adding Interactivity
    • Linking and unlinking artboards
    • Setting screen transitions
    • Adding interactions to elements

    Testing your Project
    • Previewing a prototype
    • Recording the user experience as a .mov file

    Sharing your Project
    • Sharing your prototype using links
    • Exporting artboards as .png .svg and .pdf files

    Part 3: A practical Workshop

    Design your own Project
    • Creating your own project site map
    • Adding graphics and text

    Prototype your own Project
    • Converting your site map to linked artboards
    • Testing and sharing your project
    • Exporting your project

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