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.
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.
Jonathan ALPAY (Suriteka) commented
I totally agree !
Annotation feature would be great, saving hours sometimes days on big projects just marking up designs. Also less 3rd party software to use is a massive plus
Donald V. commented
Having a way to add annotations would be great.
I'd hate to add textfields (with specific look) to the design to make annotations, it would only make the design more complicated.
[Deleted User] commented
It would be super useful for my team if we could have some version of this:
- Share prototype with stakeholders
- They use commenting tools in their browser similar to (or better than) InVision
- These comments sync back to an open XD document
- Can review and complete feedback in a dedicated 'Comments' or 'Feedback' tab in the title bar of XD
That's not a big ask right!? :)
Daniel Keller commented
here's my proposal or suggestion how commenting and annotations could work in XD:
it's pretty much self-explanatory.. I thought a timeline would make sense here, you have a good look over the screens and you can jump to the last one immediately and read the feedback you've received.. when you hover over the number, you see who commented and which comments are new!
I chose a different color to show on which screen you currently are, so it's clear what's what.
let me know what you think.
I need this today!
Matthew Shwery commented
This is huge. Without comment threads, notifications, (and recording) for prototypes hosted on xd.adobe.com – the share link is not super useful. I will still turn to tools like InVision or Moqups for prototyping until there are at least the baseline features that allow gathering feedback.
That said, you guys have gotten off to a really great start!
Yuri Pessa commented
Ability to comment in the prototype. Helping remote teams to work together and comment about features and stuff in the prototype.
This will be usable with a commenting structure like InVision. Until then, I can't make the switch. Thanks for your hardwork guys - keep it up!
This would make this app an instant killed at my organization and replace multiple tools all at once. A good way of collecting and organizing client feedback is key. Also the ability to have them approve items within that feedback system.
Kevin Neal commented
I like the idea of a stand alone comment system, but it would also be great if it could be incorporated into online proofing systems such as proof HQ