Adobe Introduces Project Comet for UX Designers

October 9, 2015 at 1:17 pm By

Adobe is looking to make a designers process more efficient thought it’s latest endeavor called Project Comet. Reports are calling the new application a “godsend for UX designers.

“If you’ve ever designed an app or a web site, chances are good that you’ve had to make rows and columns of similarly constructed but still varied labels, images, avatars, text fields etc,” said Khoi Vinh, a principal designer at Adobe, according to Wired.

“Historically this is a problem that has been solved—imperfectly—through smart objects or symbols, and also tedious manual spacing and image placement on the part of the designer. Instead of merely following the prior art, the team asked itself if there was a better answer—what if they could make almost everything automatic? What if they could compress what can literally take dozens of steps down to just two or three?”

Project Comet is all about limiting the amount of steps in coding which as a result will present a more efficient turn around of work. To do this, Adobe uses what they call the Repeat Grid, according to the report. It makes copying text and image repetitively rather than having to build it all on your own.

“The design process can be unnecessarily messy. There’s sketching and digital files, handwritten notes, emails, and whiteboards. It’s hard to keep track of your own thoughts let alone your teammates,'” according to Wired.

“Fortunately, new tools have been popping up that help designers clear things up. The most recent is 10,000ft Insights, desktop and tablet software from 10,000ft and design studio Artefact that helps teams organize and visualize their design process by gathering all those disparate pieces of information in one place.”

New tools that bring efficiency means that designers can churn out work at a greater pace. Technologically making life easier? Absolutely.

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