Commenting and making annotations in design OR on shared prototype online
it's pretty self-explanatory.. you can give feedback by commenting and making annotations on the prototype, if someone posts something you get an email with a summarium of all the feedback or you get notified via creative cloud.. there could be settings where you want to be notified and if instantly or like 1 hour later!
this is valuable to me because it makes the communication easier, which otherwise would lead to tons of emails going back and forth.
With our November release, you can now add comments to shared prototypes! Comments are contextual to the artboard. Please check it out and let us know what you think. Feature improvements should be suggested as new ideas in UserVoice.
The ability to collaborate with fellow UX, designers, developers and eventually clients is a huge + for an application such as this. This is one of the main reasons we use other products as well.
Ability to add notes (client comments) on each page or specific area of the screen. This feature-similar to InVision-has been helpful for both the client and myself (UX designer) to leave comments related to a given area. In the case of the clients, they would make notes and update the link on their end. And in my case, I would jot the notes down on the page as we're going through them.
Basically, the main point of 'preview' for me is to enable the client to reach a satisfactory state in the design process. And if this can be achieved independent of separate emails or pen and papers at meetings then preview idea has reached gold!
Marc Roberts commented
Firstly, I'd love to be able to add my text to each page. That way, I can tell the users what they're looking at, what to click on, etc. For example, for screens that scroll, I've taken to making the item near the bottom dissolve to a second screen that shows the screen scrolled down more. I'd like to be able to explain this to users so they don't think that's what the actual interaction will be.
In desperate need of annotation ability.
It's the only major drawback for me on XD, love the program otherwise but it's very hard to share with other parties who do not use the program and need notes/instruction.
Currently I'm writing 'pink' text notes on each art board I'm commenting on. It might be nice to have an ability to attach those notes to an art board. To be fair, this is least of my needs for the app right now bit none the less something I pretty much do every time I use the app.
Manuel Ryan Espinosa commented
Note bubbles that can pop-up and be hidden all at once using a keyboard command. I need these types of notes for writing out interactions and details that I would expand upon later in more robust prototype software like Principle for Mac.
Janet Lee commented
This new tool looks pretty cool!
However, it's missing some features that keep me using Omnigraffle. The features that I'd definitely like to have is:
1) the ability to easily annotate wires
- Access to a prebuilt stencils library to modify illustrations would enable us to get up and running sooner
- maybe annotations mode could be another tab beside design and prototype as an earlier sketch mode?
2) Use pre-built stencils for wireframing quickly
3) Ability to import the wires I created in Omnigraffle over to the artboards here so can transition over to this tool more easily.
Paul Hoepner commented
For completeiung the Workflow from skeetch to development, there should be an option to add development-notes to Artboards and Elements. Some features or Elements must be described further in order to be understood by development. For Example: Form-Fields have many different options that have to be described, transitions between screens must be described, source of text elements should be described, functionality / meaning of icons must be described
Justin Wilden commented
- Toggle comments/annotations on the 'live' artboard.
- Turn the comments/annotations into a To Do/Task list or integrate into JIRA, etc.
This is the only thing stopping me from using Adobe XD and Invision's new Sketch + Craft + Silverflow. We need feedback directly on every screen, as well as some sort of user texting.
I think it would be helpful when using the prototype preview to have a space for showing contextual information for the artboard being shown. This would allow the designer to add information that is relevant for the screen, but not have the information in the artboard itself. Some relevant information could be a description about the scenario the prototype is following or the possible decisions that the user might have to make on a screen.
Would love to see ways of gathering feedback. A lot of great reference could be taken from the inVision app here.
- gathering feedback
- managing feedback (ie states)
- communication (email notifications for stake holders)
Richard Boyd commented
This would be awesome. With this, we could probably ditch the need to produce functional specs!
Drew C. commented
Yes, please add ability to add comments/feedback on prototypes that have been shared.
Note section to add pseudo code. Note property to each object.
Nicholas McClay commented
This would definitely be a big win with sharing prototype links
David Knell commented
It would be very nice to have a third mode in addition to Design and Prototype: Feedback or Review mode. When you toggle this mode, you see all the comments/annotations for each artboard. You can resolve comments. I'd also like to be able to categorize comments with global or custom categories (eg, Fix, Consider, High Priority, Low Priority, Dev Instructions).
Sanjeev Arora commented
Ability to comment, prioritize such comments within an Artboard would be awesome & post a direct link to the Artboard.
Todd Smith commented
Yes, would be helpful to leave comments for design and dev specific tasks on exact x/y locations within the prototype page. Ideally, you would view the prototype side-by-side with a list of comments and responses. Would also be amazing to track versions of the prototype within this interface to see the questions/responses related to a feature that persists in multiple versions (but I know that is a potential can of worms :)
Let's have a complete solution ... As clients always have comments on shared prototypes, and giving a place for them to provide comments on each screen that would be much better than providing dozens of screenshots attached by an email.
I really like the Invision app shared prototypes.