Global/Master artboard templates (pin objects across all artboards)
Ability to have a single object (or group) break out of its artboard and cross multiple artboards within a single prototype. The simplest use case is the creation of a global navigation bar that spans across multiple screens. This object's interactive elements would also work across multiple screens as well, and any edits to this object would update across the rest of the screens.
Easy interaction management and editing. Also provides consistency with consistent elements within an experience.
Any word on this? Mimicking InDesign or Muse's master pages would be nice
Antoine Potier commented
It really needs a function to create a locked template reusable in all pages. A template that i can modify it once and the modifications appear in all the pages. Like the "Master" un the indesign "page" palette.
Create a layout and set with a masterpage then use this masterpage like background for similar pages.
Kévin Pardo commented
I can see this working a bit like pages templates in InDesign where you can set an element in a page and when you create a new artboard, it would already be there. Useful to create a navigation for instance.
Mark Brown commented
Master view will allow users to create a master dartboard that is displayed across all other art boards. An example use of this would be designing a mobile website. On iOS safari both the header bar and device header (time, battery and signal indicators) are fixed whist the content schools behind it. If we could recreate this with a master slide that is fixed in place we can show clients are more realistic & precise prototype and this will also save copying elements numerous amounts of time and allow changes to be made only once.
Paul Paul commented
I started My first project with XD yesterday and finished it the same day.
Its Easy, fast and innovative.
While i was working I was repeating a design all round my project and imagined if We could have a way to design a comp and make it a master comp, where as when i duplicate it to an art board i can alter the master comp and it makes changes of the comp on all the art board.
And the master comp will also carry all the prototype links.
This will prevent one from making links all the time.
This will be like adobe muse master page.
Zach Bruce commented
This would be great, but if I had to choose between master artboards and repeatable "smart" symbols (https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007-adobe-xd-feature-requests/suggestions/12931467-reusable-symbols-master-objects) I would choose smart objects.
Josh Curtis commented
Does this feature still need more info??? Master objects please.
Anita Edyati commented
Need Master Page (s) as same as the master page on Adobe Muse.
It is very easy to change on the master page for multiple pages which link to it.
shawn starr commented
are you talking about Master Pages type features? Where say the Iphone 6 artboard has the carrier signal strength and battery on every page assigned to that master?
The same function as Axure and its masters... or Illustrator and its symbols
Esteban Loboguerrero Zornosa commented
It would be great to have a "master board" where you can establish menus and other objects to repeat along all pages as in InDesign.
This feature should allow you to create, edit and wire elements without the need to copy and paste the same menu or element along all your boards or certain amount of boards.
Id like the background to act like a master so it doesn't move, but the elements to change, so it acts like an app
@Demian Borba - You just nailed a primary one for me - navigation. Pinned navigation is used internationally in websites, apps, etc. Some of the best I have seen use a pinned nav in some way. Please consider this request from nearly 250 testers.
Just layers that can be turned on and off - like Illustrator. It would be a very useful way to hide or show alternate components to a design, notes and annotations.
Thanks for the consideration!
As a (prototype) designer I want to be able to use masters, in order to design and maintain reusable objects and pages in one location.
Any changes I make to a master should be automatically applied everywhere that master is used.
I should be able to add masters both to artboards and to other masters.
Preferably I can "unconnect" masters from specific artboards, treating it as regular elements so I can make exceptions
Preferably I can add logic to masters, in order to be able to add selected states for example for certain pages.
Common elements that are created as masters are for example headers, footers, and navigation.
Paul Mackinnon commented
Symbols in Illustrator are like master items. If you repeated a symbol on many pages, and later updated that symbol, the change would propagate everywhere.
Page Masters in InDesign - if you change the master page contents, all pages based on that master change accordingly. Theres dynamic data in the page numbers too !
I like the Master pages idea since you could have a number of Master Pages which represent similar pages in an App.
You are then adding extra content to the actual pages. If the actual page needs to make a change to the master content, you ned to right click -> break link to Master. It is now unique.
If you "unique" a page, maybe the new edits will be required to propagate to more pages down this experience line. Perhaps You can right-click and "Make new Master". So lets say the pasteboard is filled with pages, and some are "Masters". You need to indicate with a small icon which are Masters. You may or may not use the Master as an instance as may suit your workflow. Alternatively like in InDesign, the Master Pages could have a special area to access, and edit. However I prefer to edit in place. This is behavour in Trimble Sketchup with "Components" - change to one affects all. However, that is no good, as the initial Master is like up a hierarchy, and its clones are children that should not change the Master in the use case. So the UI/UX needs to be considered. I would go for my suggestion of Masters indicated as such, and children pages able to show their inheritance tree.
Now considering the same concept applied to "Symbols" which would operate similarly but as objects on a page - this is exactly possible in AxureRP and known as "dynamic panels".
When I learned AxureRP recently I realised that for a dynamic experience, the best way is to make every page a dynamic panel. And so that covers both cases - dynamic pages, and dynamic widgets.
Manish Shah commented
This is my suggestion of creating Master Objects.
Zach Bruce commented
As a UX Designer, I need to demonstrate several states of a webpage redesign in it's modular/design system nature. I need to easily design an element like a navigation bar that repeats across several different pages. Sometimes this element can also have varying states (like Authenticated vs. Unauthenticated), so the ability to change the "view" of the repeating element is also helpful.
A great example of this is how Photoshop can achieve this through Linked Smart Objects that contain different Layer Comps.
I am a designer and I want to be able to create one prototype link on one button and if I duplicate that button within the design mode it should take the prototype link with it where ever it goes. That would mean I wouldn't have to keep going back in to prototype mode and linking every instance of the same button again and again... (Example being a 'menu' button)
This I would hope is a quick fix which I would hope is a fairly easy to implement and could path the way to a more comprehensive and elegant solution.
Basically; if you duplicate - in design mode - a button that already has a prototype link don't just duplicate the object in design mode, duplicate the prototype link. This would be SO AMAZING!!!! I would LOVE that SO much. A small thing but would have a massive benefit to all users.