Prototyping Software for Interactivity

Below is a short list of prototyping software to help you quickly design interactivity for web or smart device apps. Some are free and all have a free demo version available. If you are looking to show your web design or app design on a phone or smart device consider utilizing one of these.

Adobe Experience Design (XD):)— the first all-in-one tool for designing and prototyping websites and mobile apps. Free Beta version. Available for both Mac OS X and Windows 10.
  • To easily preview your work, you must first download the XD app to your phone. Save your work making sure the “Save to Cloud Documents” option is selected. Then select “Share for Review” under the Share Button in the right-hand corner of the menu bar. Copy the URL address that is created for you and email it to yourself. On your phone open the XD app to view the prototype. To see any changes you make to the design you must click the “update” button from “Share for Review”.
  • Animate prototypes in XD
  • Fixed Elements in XD
    • To make specific objects you wish to remain visible or fixed in position and not scroll, select the element, or grouped elements, while in the prototype mode and click the “fix position when scrolling” box.
  • Scrollable Artboards in XD
    • To access the scrollable option, click the NAME of the artboard in Design mode
    • Expand the artboard/window to accommodate all of the height of the image you wish to scroll. Expand or stretch it down until you see the little blue = sign on the bottom left of the window
    • Change the option to VERTICAL in the scrollable options box from the Prototype mode


WIXWebsite Design, Online Portfolio Building
SquareSpace—Online Portfolio Building
Prototyping tool for just about anything, free trial version available
Prototyping tool for just about anything, free trial version available
Prototyping tool for just about anything, Free
Prototyping tool for just about anything, free trial version available
Prototyping tool for just about anything, free trial version available
Prototyping tool for just about anything, Free

Prototyping tool for just about anything, free trial version available


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