Organize artboards by user flows + TOC menu
We need an easy way of organizing artboards by user flows. I have multiple projects with 100+ pages and mutliple flows within them. When you do prototypes for functional things, you can't always just make one big prototype. Due to different user roles, states, etc. They can't be connected and you end up having mutiple flows to account for when you go to publish. Its all a big pain to manage.
My current workaround is to visually group my artboards together and put a big label above them for identification (see screenshot). I then add a "table of contents" menu screen as my home. It has links to all the various flows as well as shortcuts to key points within those flow that we'll likely need to re-visit for discussion.
This help, but is all very manual, and still a pain. Moving whole flows around is unwieldly and I have to make sure to keep my TOC screen up to date or clients wont be able to get to everything they need to.
Simply being able to group and label artboards by user flow or have the ability to add multiple "flow tabs" in a file would be very helpful. These could also then be used to auto-generate a basic table of contents to help users navigate the various prototype flows. Adding shortcuts to key points in those flows could be done by simply flagging artboards in a similar manner as marking them as "home."
Does this make sense or do I need to explain further?
Adam Trabold commented
I immediately think of how other tools "solve" this (or rather, how designers hack this functionality inside of them) with the higher-level concept of "pages". Something like this would be really really helpful.
Mustafa Balci commented
For Example, when u Work as a UX Designer in Big Projects, u organize for each Steps own XD-Files.
i would like, to have left a Table, where i could jump from xd file to xd file.
In really big projects it is inefficient to have all steps in one xd file.
So it would be better for the organization and for the overview if i can link xd files in xd files.