AMA: Adobe XD 2017

6 years ago from Demian Borba, Product Manager for Adobe XD

  • Andrew Shorten, 6 years ago

    There's a balance between putting out a feature that is early, but missing capabilities for some, so as to get feedback and build upon the foundation, and developing something for a longer period of time until is "fully featured" and then exposing it.

    We hear you that additional capabilities are needed in relation to working with character styles and we'll be adding those incrementally.

    Regarding CC Libraries - that's good feedback, we'll continue to iterate on that.

    Regarding layout guides and JPG export - both of those are being worked on and hopefully shouldn't be too long before they show up in XD.

    Thanks, Andrew (Adobe).

    2 points
    • Rocket Singh, 6 years ago

      That early feeedback line sounds a little like lean startup kool-aid. As I recently heard the Pinterest founder say, sometimes the only thing you learn from releasing a mediocre product early is that people don't like mediocre products.

      10 points
      • Brandon ZellBrandon Zell, 6 years ago

        I'll just add this perspective: It seems that Adobe XD is being built fresh, from the ground up, and I think it's an excellent decision. They could have taken a bunch of pieces from InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, but instead they approached everything with a fresh perspective. The result is a much more intuitive application.

        I'm very happy with how Adobe XD is coming together. Their end goal is implementing these features correctly, not just quickly. I believe part of that is implementing a feature, seeing how people use it, gathering feedback, and then improving.

        Like I said: Illustrator and the other CC apps have fully backed features already. Adobe XD could just use those... but I'm so glad they're not.

        10 points