New mode: IA Flow
Simple view to map out the IA (Information architecture), decided feature requests, page relationships, etc. before designing.
This would keep all design blueprints in one system instead of heading out to _(Mind map or flowchart app of choice) to stay on track. Especially when working on small teams.
May reflect a similar (though severely simplified) view of Prototype mode.
Mike L commented
I wish I could vote for this twice. If the XD team were smart, they would create a side app for creating IA flow charts that could be dynamically imported into XD and dynamically linked so that any updates to the flow were automagically updated in XD!!
make this happen
Ariel Lin commented
Please add this function
Please add this!!
Great Idea share by Andrew Choflet. It's been more than 3 years, Very much needed IA Flow plugin. Waiting for the same. @Elaine (Adobe) (https://adobexd.uservoice.com/users/150444348-elaine-adobe)
This is needed. Especially since XD doesn't have arrows at the end of lines and neither have curved corners allowed on open paths (nor break paths where I want to, but that's another).
Would actually be amazing to have another "Persona" in the App at the top:
DESIGN *USERFLOW* PROTOTYPE SHARE
i love overflow - but same issue, I need a Windows overflow for my windows users.
this is something i feel is missing in XD specs output - if we already linked in prototype, why can't we show the lines online as flows?
Overflow looks great, but I have some designers on mac and some on windows. So I need a solution that will work on both platforms. It would even be better if this was built into XD.
+1 Thank you, XD team, for your hard work!
Overflow.io is what I want, too. But I don't want to pay a plugin to a tool I already pay for by another monthly fee of at least 12 bugs. Want to have it integrated @ XD, please.
Brand Man commented
We must have overflow kind of inbuild in adobe XD. Existing Overflow plugins has the annual subscription charges
So that we can easily generate user flows itself in Adobe XD. we don't have to depend on External plugins like overflows.
[Deleted User] commented
This is absolutely interesting to see it!
Agreed - IA flow functionality would be a great addition to XD. In the meantime, thanks to the comments below, I found http://overflow.io has an XD plugin.
This is absolutely essential. (What work-arounds are you guys using while XD gets it together?)
+1 - please!
When will this be part of XD, it is essential to any serious UX work.
Shawn Kelshaw commented
As the XD team considers the viability of this feature request, I would strongly urge them to take a look at the standards (geometric shapes and their definitions of use) as set by Jesse James Garrett and his visual vocabulary.
Axure has a native "Flow" library that contains JJG's shapes library (+ others). Axure's "Flow/Connector" mode allows the author to create flow models (IA) whereby shapes can be drug around the stage as necessary and without breaking connector paths.
It would be great to see XD's take on this feature... but please... there's no reason to create a whole new definition of how geometric shapes should be used to articulate a flow... that work has been done already by Jesse.
Matt Comer commented
There are several tools that do this pretty well, Overflow (https://overflow.io/), Userflow by Marvel (https://userflows.marvelapp.com/100cjb3) - If this was integrated natively into XD, this would make the Design Specs and Prototype Grid Views much more powerful, especially if we could add device frames and auto-illustrate user navigation with annotations and IX notes.