One of the most exciting additions to Adobe XD to date — voice prototyping — has been unveiled in the October release, unveiled during Adobe MAX 2018’s keynote address in Los Angeles. It makes XD the first and only UX/UI platform to seamlessly connect screen and voice prototyping in one app.
The new feature includes voice triggers and speech playback, and combined with Auto-Animate, can be used to create high-fidelity prototypes for web, mobile, and voice-based devices that use the likes of Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
“Voice, as a form of interaction, is increasingly becoming a part of digital experiences across lots of different surfaces,” explained Mark Webster, director of product at Adobe, who focuses on voice integration for Adobe XD.
“Whether it’s voice search in a mobile app, speech playback as part of an in-car navigation system or retail kiosk, or a new app for a voice service, designers need access to the medium of voice, so they can design, prototype, and share their work. We decided to integrate voice with an easy, straightforward approach that feels natural within XD. If you can drag a wire and type some text, you can now work with voice.”