Thank You from the Adobe Experience Design Team
This has been an exciting week for the Adobe Experience Design CC team, and we’d like to say thank you! We are energized by your response and all the feedback we’ve already received on the Adobe XD Public Preview since we unleashed it on Monday. We immediately saw thousands of people flock to the Adobe XD product page and 75,000 downloads. In just 48 hours, Adobe XD trended on Twitter in major cities all across the globe and we received 289 feature requests from the community. Download Adobe XD now.
What are we hearing from you?
The majority of the feature requestors — 68 percent — are Mac users and the most popular feature requests are: layers, grids and guides, scrollable areas for prototypes, and an improved color picker. I’m happy to report that these features are really well aligned with our backlog of features to land soon. This is great validation with the broader public audience, and it maps back to our private pre-release program where 5,000 UX designers helped us define what features we needed for the coming months.
And for you Windows users, we have a team dedicated to deliver a Windows release later in the year focusing on quality and performance, and tackling the challenges of the platform. Since day one we chose to build Adobe XD with a multi-platform approach, instead of cross-platform, so that we could take the best of the native capabilities in each operating system.
Where do we go from here?
Unlike any other tool at Adobe before us, Adobe XD has been built overwhelmingly from the feedback of designers who will be using it every day. Our team started by building an extremely fast rendering engine and solid foundation from the ground up that has given us a strong, fast platform that we will regularly be developing new features for – and if the features you were expecting aren’t in the Public Preview yet… stay tuned. In fact, you can even see where we are in the development cycle with new features by checking our feedback site, at any time.
Getting feedback in real time enables us to switch gears quickly and easily to focus in a new direction. On our feedback site, people can see what is being worked on at any point in time. You can see if the feature has been started, or if it is in the backlog. This level of transparency enables our users to see that their feedback is being heard in real time. Our team plans to iterate new requests regularly, making product updates every month until 1.0 is ready later this year.
Keep the comments coming
We want to hear your feedback! This Preview release is just the first step in an exciting journey with you, the community. Adobe XD is being built by a dedicated team who really care about what they are building and it is our sole objective to deliver the right value for UX designers. Your feedback is vital, as we continue with monthly updates to develop the tool for you, so we thank you and hope you continue on this journey with us.