Simplified view of artboard interaction links (overview of flow) in XD desktop app
Reduce number of lines between linked artboards: (when an entire artboard is selected or you select all)
when two artboards link to each other, instead of having two, three or four lines, have one line (with two or more arrows or another color) to show the two or more links.
This makes it easier to get an overview of the entire applications dartboard links (app/site structure)
Its the smallest things that makes a great and intuitive workflow
It would be useful if you could view all the pages as a web map.
Or, add the ability to create a stand-alone web map that can be turned into pre-linked pages, once approved.
I think a sitemap element should be part of XD. You should be able to create a list of pages and a hierarchy which would then be displayed in a sitemap format with different styles available. The tool should be able to generate this and all the connections. Then this could be linked with all the wireframes.
At the moment it seems like you have to create the hierarchy yourself?
I think it would be great to have another mode on top of design and prototype. We should have a presentation mode similar to overflow where we can connect related artboards and show the user interaction as well as be able to present them.
Scott C commented
As information architecture is incredibly important. It would be nice to have a way to sketch the flow of the information before hand then drill down to more and more clear design details. I know it would not currently be a high priority feature or an expected function of XD but this type of one stop shop for design from beginning to end would be a stand out feature in the design software space.
Joachim Tillessen commented
I would prefer this approach, that you can just as well design the flow upfront and fill in wire frames or layouts progressively:
Cody King commented
Why not just have a better design of those lines that link? a 3px thick bright blue line is to clunky
Char Farber commented
It would be great too just be able to dynamically generate the information architecture flow chart including decisions and other Dynamic elements right from the art boards.
This is just so necessary, furthermore being pre-production / planning.
Designer can select element on any page, like today, but rather than having to drag the link, they can select a page in the right panel (page list) and click a "Link to" button. This would be a secondary way to connect items that bypasses the current zoom-pan-scroll spaghetti mess.
The "Page" panel could perhaps have some kind of link inventory/management... reminiscent of how effects are shown on Illustrator and photoshop.
For an option to potentially *export* a view like this, see https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/12927024-export-all-artboards-to-communicate-all-flows
I'm finding as a create large projects that moving around very complicated. I's like to see site map or information architecture both as a user but also as an information document that I could share with my team and client so that they consul get a good overview of the project.
just like adobe muse ，allow the user to manger pages by using a site map.
Steven Seniw commented
I'd like to have the ability to see different views in design mode, not just the ability to zoom out and look at the whole project as a collective. Different views like flow chart modes or some way to show hierarchy would be a good way to see if I've missed a hyperlink out somewhere.
I find it useful to see which individual elements are linked to what (as it currently behaves).... but I definitely agree that some kind of simplified view should exist!
Maybe a simpler preview mode which could be toggled to look at the entire flow with less distractions could exist? (e.g. for presentation/discussion purposes)