New Adobe XD tools let you export prototypes to Alexa-enabled devices
Last year during its Max 2018 conference in Los Angeles, Adobe took the wraps off a new version of Adobe XD with enhancements on the voice assistant design front and tighter integration with the company’s broader Creative Cloud suite. Building on this groundwork, the San Jose company today unveiled the Amazon Alexa XD plugin, which can export prototypes directly to Alexa devices. Additionally, it launched the Adobe XD skill for Alexa, which enables designers to access said prototypes via Alexa-enabled smart displays and speakers like the Amazon Echo Dot and Lenovo Smart Display.
“Today, we’re excited to introduce a new way to prototype voice experiences using Adobe XD and Amazon Alexa. These … tools let you export and preview voice prototypes on any Alexa-enabled device,” wrote Adobe director of product voice UI and UX Mark Webster in a blog post. “As voice becomes even more ubiquitous, designers need more ways to incorporate voice into their processes to create experiences that leverage this new medium.”
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