We all want to be data driven. We all want to make decisions based on research and analysis. But sometimes you have to let go of that desire. Early on, you probably won’t have much budget for research. You also might not have a real data analyst on staff. Instead, you have to be scrappy. Talk to your users, observe what you can and be willing to have faith in your instincts. Sometimes you’ve just gotta go with what feels right and see what happens.
Adobe announced they were working on Project Comet last year in their Adobe Max 2015 event. The initial app demos looked promising and it was quite successful to win a lot of designers’ attention. Today, Adobe announced the preview was free to download to everyone. They changed the name Project Comet to Experience Design (in short: XD). I thought of taking it for a spin while I was in office. The download took some time. But I was able to get it up and running in couple of minutes. I started with a sample file that came with it.