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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

The best Marvel scenario is when you have an application that has different navigability options, and it is a long project. Marvel works to design these applications, as well as give a demo in the design to present it to customers and visualize how your application will be on the client side. This is an advantage for the whole team because the client knows what to expect, and the developer know what to develop. I also appreciate the logical order between options and navigation, which allows you to carry everything out very cleanly when working. Now, if there are projects that are short and do not have a level of design that requires you to present your application to a client in a visual way, it is not necessary to work on Marvel, since the ideal use of this application is to really see the scope of a project, to see in a visual way what will be presented and how it will look, and to see functions and features that will be available in some way when the application is developed. That is the great advantage of using marvel.
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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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  • Easy to use with a fast learning curve
  • The handoff option allows developers to extract CSS code to copy design styles
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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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  • Lack of Navigation
  • Slow flows
  • Basic animations
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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

In our program, we utilize both Mac and Windows workstations. We had attempted to use Sketch (another similar application to Adobe XD), but it is only available on Mac platforms which prohibits our students from accessing software at home (which is predominantly Windows PCs). Also, many of our students already have Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions for access to Adobe Premiere Pro, Illustrator, and Photoshop, so access to Adobe XD is easier than alternative software that accomplishes similar results.
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Marvel creates prototypes much faster than InVision. Both tools use global hotspots---a global hotspot is a linked area which is visible on multiple screens. Marvel has a better UX for setting up new hotspots. Marvel asks only necessary questions, does not interrupt the flow, and shows nice previews of the hotspots on multiple screens. On the subject of team collaboration, both tools offer commenting and invitation features in the free plan. In InVision the collaboration is smooth and predictable: just click by an area where you want to leave your comment, and the field appears. Another cool collaboration feature from InVision is Liveshare. With this, you can collaborate together with your colleagues, create notes, draw, make a voice conversation in a browser and connect to a call from a regular phone. Impressive! Marvel's app supports basic collaboration with things like commenting and inviting. It does not support voice or drawings.However, the most important thing about Marvel App is that the subscription price is much cheaper than InVision's.
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Return on Investment

  • With an Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription, no additional purchase is required.
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  • Innovative ideas
  • Good quality designs
  • Free
  • No need to download as it’s web-based
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Pricing Details

Adobe XD

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Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Marvel

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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