If you’re new to UXPin and looking for a helping hand to get you started, we come to the rescue! We’ll explain how to create your first prototype and show you the quickest way to assemble your first draft!
Let’s get to know the basics first.
There’s a hierarchy in the dashboard. It basically has two nesting levels:
- Projects – a folder containing your prototypes and other documentation (personas, business model canvas, uploaded files) for easy management.
- Projects groups – a collection of projects that allows to gather your designs into bigger clusters in order to browse through them easily and keep the dashboard neat.
This is created in order to:
- Structure up various clusters of documents,
- Make everything easier to find,
- Support the prototype with additional designs, personas, business canvases etc.,
- Manage project access for individual users as you have the opportunity to invite people to specific projects and not just to all the projects in the account.
Creating new project and prototype
First thing you need to do is create a project to store all your assets. As soon as you click “+New Project” button, you’ll be able to define its name and assign it to a specific project group if you like.
Once named, you also have to decide what kind of document you want to create inside the project. This task will appear as soon as you create the project and will stay on the screen. From this view you can add a new prototype by simply pressing “Design With UXPin Editor.”
You can also add new prototypes to existing projects in a similar way. All you have to do is open a given project and click on “Create another prototype.” As soon as you do, the editor will load allowing you to start designing!
You can easily rename your prototypes in the Dashboard – simply double-click on the title and type a new name!
If you created the prototype in a wrong project – don’t worry, you can always move it. Simply hover over it and access the three dots on the bottom to move your prototype.
Once all names are set and the prototypes are in the right place, there’s nothing else left to do than logging in to the app and transforming your idea into reality. You can experiment with animations and states to make your design fully interactive! Got more questions? Feel free to ask them on our Community forum!