I am learning XD ATM and just made a low-fidelity protptype for a desktop screen.
I have a question that I believe only an experienced designer would be able to answer.
Should I add back buttons to my low-fi prototype? All internet browsers already have back buttons that users will almost 100% use. Without the back buttons, the flow is a bit off, but adding back buttons to the design does not represent what the end product will be and takes up space where I may need to shift elements around just to make the back button fit.
No I would not recommend adding back or forward buttons to your design unless you intend for them to be there. That would be confusing to a client or web developer. One thing you could do is add the browser UI and make that clickable. That way it looks and works realisitically.
Thanks for your input and I agree!
In regards to adding the browser UI, how would I go about that?
You could do it a couple ways:
I looked into the Adobe XD UI kit from Apple, but they do not include Safari in that.
Thanks for the suggestions!
I am working on a website design, not an app so my issue is a little different than what you suggested.
I am honestly lost as I need my design to easily go backwards in the prototype. I was thinking of finding an interenet browser outline, putting that in my prototype and connecting the back buttons on the browser to go backwards.
Any idea where I can find an outline to a browser that I can use in xd?
You could take a screenshot of the browser on your phone (or find a screenshot online) and add empty rectangles over the buttons to make them tappable in your prototype.