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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe XD

From the novice designer just getting their feet wet on UX/UI design to teams of scale, this software is a good fit. At the rate they are improving it, there is a chance XD can replace so many tools to fit almost any workflow (esp. Sketch/InVision/Abstract). However, it may be missing some key features at the moment for complex prototyping where Axure is still king.
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Marvel

If you are just starting our as a designer I 100% recommend this app since it is free for the first few designs which really allows you to trial it out and show what you are capable of, but also pick up how to use it which means you can easily pick up other prototyping software. Marvel has an iOS app (and they are working on Android and iPad apps), which InVision does not have. You can use the app, for example, to quickly take pictures of sketches, draw some hotspots and built simple interactive prototypes.
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Pros

  • Wireframing/high fidelity mockups. We're using it for both responsive websites and apps.
  • Prototyping. It just gets better with each update, especially with auto-automate.
  • Ridiculously small learning curve. In my opinion, everything seems to be just where I would expect it to be, especially being familiar with other Adobe products.
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  • Being a web based tool is great as there is no need to download it and it is accessible from anywhere.
  • It is mainly free which is amazing for those designers just starting out or on a tight budget.
  • It lets you make prototypes really quickly with a few clicks and then share them around.
  • Really easy to learn and very self-intuitive.
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Cons

  • Rulers and other basic design elements. You can get plugins, but I feel this should be native.
  • Better handling of symbols. I feel they will get to near Sketch-level sooner than later.
  • Online collaboration for teams working on the same project. My guess is this will be coming very soon with the new cloud save feature.
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  • Not really many fancy animations which makes it quite limited but its great for simple stuff.
  • You do have to pay if your making multiple designs and you want to take the marvel branding off your designs.
  • To actually use it for businesses it can be quite expensive so you want to be able to password protect the designs to share externally and also to get support.
  • You can have some trouble resizing prototypes sometimes because of the basic interface.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe XD9.0
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We utilize many of the applications in the Adobe CC suite and our usage of this application came about simply because it was the one that was already paid for. Bearing that in mind we will definitely be renewing the software upon the expiration of the licensing. I am not sure if this is the solution we would go with were it not already included, we would have to evaluate all other options
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Usability

Adobe XD8.0
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Very easy to use even for novice software users. A lot of the functionality is ubiquitous among the different software applications so the learning curve is relatively small. The biggest limitation may be someone's creativity or lack of it. There are some functional limitations but my understanding is that reviews come out fast and furious
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Support

Adobe XD5.0
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We have never used support for Adobe XD but I'm sure it would be as good as it is for the other Adobe Products
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Implementation

Adobe XD10.0
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Implementation was a snap
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe XD is the only wireframing application that we have used here as it came with our creative cloud subscription. After testing it out the software worked great for our needs and I cannot imagine other software that could suit our needs better, unless they included some missing features like effects and a way to export usable code
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At thecore, both tools offer the same functionality. You can upload screens and link them together to create simple clickable prototypes. Both offer Dropbox syncronisation (InVision also has it's own InvisionSync which does the same), as well as collaboration features. Overall, InVision is a more mature product and is growing at a much more rapid rate, however said that for simplicity and cost I do think marvel trumps InVision.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive ROI ... streamlines scope of the application building process.
  • Prevents miscommunication issues between development team and the application requester.
  • Streamlines the aesthetics when the users can create mock-ups of what they are looking for.
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  • It has helped save a lot of time when creating and then sharing prototypes around the organisation. For tweaking after completing the design it has reduced time so much.
  • Time is money so by saving time using this tool has meant that designers can work on more projects and save money by doing more work.
  • Version history is available on it which has saved plenty of problems during when changing your mind and wanting to go back.
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Pricing Details

Adobe XD

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Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Marvel

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Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
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No
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