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User Experience Design Essentials - Adobe XD UI UX Design

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Hi there! My name is Dan & I’m an Adobe Certified Instructor. I’m here to help you learn Adobe XD efficiently and comprehensively. XD is a fantastic design tool used by industry professionals to product high quality & functional mockups. By the end of this course, you will be able to produce practical and effective User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) designs.

Throughout the course I’ll invite you to participate in a real-life freelance project which I’m working on. It’s a project that requires a fresh website and mobile app interface. This will prepare you for dealing with real world projects if you choose to move towards a UX/UI career path.

This course is aimed at people interested in UI/UX Design. We’ll start from the very beginning and work all the way through, step by step. If you already have some UI/UX Design experience but want to get up to speed using Adobe XD then this course is perfect for you too!

First, we will go over the differences between UX and UI Design. We will look at what our brief for this real-world project is, then we will learn about low-fidelity wireframes and how to make use of existing UI design kits.

I’ll go over all of the essential tools necessary for creating excellent wireframes, including: type, colours, icons, Lorem ipsum, artboards, prototyping, models and popups, symbols and repeat grids. We will even make use of the new prototyping app so that you can experience your prototype on your mobile device.

An important part of maximising your UX Design workflow is being able to utilise other software such as Photoshop and Illustrator. This is why I’ll be teaching you how to make use of both to help boost your XD productivity.

One of the awesome new features of XD is micro-interactions. I’ll be teaching you all about those and how to use them to grow icons and scenes. This is one of the parts of web design that’s growing and being adopted rapidly so you won’t want to miss out on learning it early.

There are two class projects for you to complete during this class, these will help develop your skills and will give you something for your own portfolio.

It is now time to upgrade yourself & learn Adobe XD.



What are the requirements?

  • You will need a copy of Adobe XD 2018 or above. A free trial can be downloaded from Adobe.
  • No previous design experience is needed.
  • No previous Adobe XD skills are needed.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for beginners. 
  • Aimed at people new to the world of design & user experience. 
  • No previous Adobe XD experience is necessary.
  • For anyone that needs to add ‘UX Design’ to their portfolio.


  • Introduction to the User Experience Course
  • Getting started with your Adobe XD project
  • What is UI vs UX - User Interface vs User Experience vs Product Designer
  • The UX brief & persona for our real life project
  • Wireframing (low fidelity) in Adobe XD
  • How wide should my website or app be in Adobe XD?
  • Working with existing UI kits in Adobe XD
  • Working with type in your XD wireframes
  • Basic Colors & buttons in Adobe XD wireframes
  • Free icons for your Adobe XD & UX UI projects
  • Adding footers & Lorem Ipsum to our XD wireframe
  • New Pages & Artboards in Adobe XD
  • Class Project 01 – Wireframe Homepage & Contact Us Page
  • Prototyping & adding interactivity to Adobe XD
  • How to create a Popup Modal or popup box in Adobe XD
  • Class project 02 – Prototype
  • Working with groups & isolation mode in Adobe XD
  • How to make & use symbols in Adobe XD
  • Production Video - Left Nav
  • Using the repeat grid in Adobe XD
  • Updating symbols & problems with using repeat grids
  • Prototype Trick to save time in Adobe XD
  • Navigation tricks & tips in Adobe XD
  • Class Project 03 - Symbols & Repeat Grids
  • Mocking up an App in Adobe XD
  • How to use the XD App on iPhone & Android
  • Adding iPhone & Android battery & status icons to mockup
  • How to fixed the position of the nav or battery icons in XD
  • Production Video - Login & Dashboard
  • Sharing Wireframes for comments in Adobe XD
  • Recording your interactions via video using Adobe XD
  • Class project - Wireframe Feedback
  • Mood Boards & resources for Hi fidelity UI design in Adobe XD
  • Class project - Mood Board
  • How to create a 12 Column or Grid in Adobe XD 2018
  • Working with colors inside Adobe XD CC
  • Tricks for using colors in Adobe XD
  • How to create gradients in Adobe XD
  • Class project 06 – Colors
  • Use Web safe fonts or iOS or Android specific fonts in Adobe XD
  • How to use Character Styles in Adobe XD
  • Font & Text tips tricks in Adobe XD
  • Adding our first Plugin Lorem Ipsum to Adobe XD
  • Creating realistic buttons in Adobe XD with paste properties
  • Class project 07 - Text & Buttons
  • How to draw your own custom icons in Adobe XD
  • Working with stokes & lines in Adobe XD
  • Learn to drawing with the pen tool in Adobe XD
  • Drawing practise with the pen tool in Adobe XD
  • Production Video with some drawing tips
  • Back and forth with Illustrator in Adobe XD
  • Class project 08 - Draw your own icons
  • Working with InDesign in Adobe XD
  • The pros & cons for working with images inside Adobe XD
  • Working with images and CC Library connection
  • Adobe Stock connection to find similar image for XD project
  • Free images to use in your XD mockups - Unsplash Pexels Freeimage
  • Masking & Opacity & Blurring background images
  • Working with Photoshop in Adobe XD
  • Production Video – Infographic
  • Class project 09 - Full Hi Def mockup
  • How to make a mobile phone mockup with Adobe XD & Photoshop
  • Class project 10 - Mobile Website
  • Hidden features for Adobe XD Repeat Grid
  • Plugin - Content Generator in Adobe XD
  • Plugin - UI Faces adding random profile photos to XD
  • Plugin - PhotoSplash automatically import Unspash images
  • Plugin - Copy Cat or Mimic to style and images from a site
  • Advanced Asset Panel tricks in Adobe XD
  • Advanced Symbol Tricks & Tips for Adobe XD
  • What are UI micro interactions in Adobe XD
  • Button grow or full screen image micro interaction in Adobe XD
  • Animated Image Gallery with micro interactions in Adobe XD
  • Full vector change micro interaction in Adobe XD
  • Class project 11 - Micro Interactions
  • Time delay transitions in Adobe XD
  • How to create a popup menu or modal in Adobe XD
  • Animated mobile side nav for burger menu in Adobe XD
  • How to make a working drop down menu in Adobe XD
  • How to use the drag transition in Adobe XD
  • How to make a number ticker scroll using masks in Adobe XD
  • How to add Alexa style voice commands to Adobe XD
  • What is user testing in Adobe XD
  • How to run an unmoderated UX User Test in Adobe XD
  • Class project 12 - User Testing
  • Mocking up your designs in situ on a real phone in Photoshop
  • Advanced micro interactions & prototyping with Protopie in Adobe XD
  • How to add animation in Adobe XD using Adobe After Effects
  • How to export images & assets from Adobe XD for developers
  • How to export code in XD for engineers using Design Specs
  • Class Project 13 – Roar Cycles
  • Adobe XD CC 2021 New Features & Updates!
  • Conclusion for Adobe XD training course

Taught by

Daniel Scott

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