You need Creative Cloud Desktop application to download Experience Design CC. I am not aware of a direct download option.
Correct, there is no direct download option. Please see https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-design/help/faq.html > "Is Adobe XD available to enterprise customers in Commercial, Government, or Education?". Specifically, this part: "The customers must be using named licensing deployment and allow their end users to self-install apps and updates."
My employer doesn't allow Creative Cloud desktop—is there a direct download link for the XD preview?
There is now a direct download link to the Experience Design CC Preview here, together with all the other CC 2015 direct links... As usual, follow the instructions given on that page first, which are required by Adobe's servers.
However, it is not yet clear as to how to successfully run the downloaded XD installer without using the Creative Cloud Desktop app, which is no problem in all other cases for CC. Awaiting further information & answers from Adobe on this point.
I work as Digital Creative Director for Wunderman and so far the IT team hasn't been able to figure out why we can't download this, even though we're connected to WPP's network and loged in to our accounts to use CC, the apps options does not appear in the icon, we tried engaging your twitter adobe care account and they coudln't figure out why either, please, view this thread and give us an option, neither we can achieve this through WPP's Self Service app that includes all the Creative Cloud software because it's "free" therefore does not appear on the licensed software : https://twitter.com/mysickness/status/709771729141374976
Seems like it would be pretty easy for Adobe to make the link to the .DMG available, considering they offer every other piece of software they make in .DMG format.
Adobe needs to realize that Creative Cloud doesn't always work and they need to provide their paying customers with alternate paths to their software.
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Sure, I'd just need to explain that to my global network, I'd stick with sketch until Adobe realizes they really really need to deliver a .dmg file, specially when it's the free version, c'mon guys, 2 fingers in the forehead to understand the issue and deliver the product here
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It's pretty ironic that Adobe is forcing users to install a user experience design tool the way THEY want (which doesn't work), rather than giving their users a choice to install it the way the users want (which does work.)
Yeah, I'm sticking with Sketch too...as clearly I have no other choice.
I tried to dl Experience design from my adobe cloud soft... Impossible.
I can't even see the "Apps" tab appear.
So I tried another way, from adobe website... I click on download button, nothing happens. Download does not start.
Guys, it would be good to simplify the process ?
If your apps tab doesn't appear, it's likely you're on a managed Creative Cloud system. This means that you'll need to get your IT administrator to install XD for you. We do try to make it as easy as possible to install, but it's up to your company to decide how that software is installed. Hopefully a single conversation is all it takes to get XD up and running!
OK Elaine, thanks for your answer, I'll get to the IT manager,
I wish I could get it directly from the website,