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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.

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      • Hannah commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would love if the IA tool supports swimlanes, containers and default flow symbols

      • Marshall Wells commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The IA mode should establish 'artboards' for each state - this would allow designers to organize animations or 'states' for pages inside of separate artboards, each page on the IA would create a separate artboard.

      • Kurt Iverson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, this would be a huge value add for UX professionals. In particular, allow us to use connectors between shapes that stay connected when the connect shapes are moved.

      • Bashar Louzon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Support IA Tool like Overflow to be integrated withing discovery phase in ux process if it could be shared with Product managers and whole teams

      • Brian R commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be incredible for sitemaps and user flows. Ideally similar to how Omnigraffle does it.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Can't design great experience (UX & UI) without context of how things flow from screen to screen.

        Please add support for userflow / wireflow / flowchart symbols & connecting paths

      • Ieva Neverdauskaite commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be great to have an ability to export wireframe flow in some sort of document, the .pdf would be an ideal choice! For now, I have to create a wireframe prototype in Adobe XD, export all screens, import them to Adobe Illustrator and then make connections myself to get a full resolution wireframe sheet map. While working with big corporations it is essential to prepare such kind of document. Big companies require such document for later development of an app. It's useful for planning development resources, back-end and other processes. It would be great if we could just export prototype as .pdf with all connections. Thank you guys!

      • Antonio commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hey there,

        As XD is super fast in rendering. (Great job by the way)

        I think there might be an opportunity to allow grouping Artboards to and create Information architecture layers.

        When we work on complex web applications we need to communicate two things.

        Overall App information architecture
        Flows within a given destination.

        I can imagine a way to define artboard areas for the Login, Landing, Destination 1, 2, 3.

        Then each next level hierarchy if there is.
        So sub-destination 1.1, 1.2, 1.3.

        Once I have the static representation of those (my mental model is top to bottom.) i would start to create (left to right, their inner interactions and flows)

        Obviously you could also imagine designing the IA and map in a distinct Artboards page and allow to have additional pages (with several artboards) for each main destination.

        Cheers,

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This was the best part of iRise.

        Laying out IA page flows before content is fully defined, iterating, then embellishing with content and refining design.

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