Design, test, and share pixel-perfect prototypes
May 14, 2019

Design, test, and share pixel-perfect prototypes

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign is used by our Product, Design, Front End, and Back End departments. The Product team, specifically UX Design and Content Strategy, uses InDesign for pixel perfect prototypes. It allows us to design, build, and test new features before they go live on the platform. This reduces the potential for errors or mistakes once the feature is pushed live.
  • InDesign prototypes are extremely easy to share. Different members of different teams can collaborate on a prototype.
  • InDesign allows us to accurately preview how an interactive feature will appear on our product, so there are no surprises when it's pushed live.
  • InDesign has a great grid layout functionality that makes it easy to create both horizontal and vertical guides.
  • At least for me, there's a steep learning curve with InDesign. There are so many features and tools that I don't know how to use. Perhaps the onboarding process could be more helpful when using InDesign for the first time.
  • InDesign is only available through subscription. I wish it was possible to purchase the software or purchase a la carte Adobe Creative Cloud products more affordably. (You either subscribe to one product, or all of them.)
  • My computer sometimes runs slowly when I use InDesign. It can take a while to load prototypes.
  • Reduces mistakes and surprises when features go live because they can be previewed picture-perfectly
  • Adobe InDesign prototypes allow us to test features and make changes based on user feedback before release
  • InDesign allows the product, content strategy, dashboard, and dev teams collaborate on a single feature in a single place
Our company uses and has previously used other digital design tools. We like to use InDesign and InVision to create interactive prototypes, but find that products like Sketch are often faster and easier for simple wireframes, and tools like Zeplin are better for sharing designs, specifications, assets, and snippets of code with other departments.
Although my department uses Adobe InDesign for digital wireframes and prototypes, I understand that the design team loves InDesign for print layouts and graphic design. On the product team, Adobe InDesign meets our needs for creating and sharing prototypes that look exactly like the finished product. It can get expensive, as price increases per user, so InDesign may not be the best tool for a very large product / dashboard / frontend / backend team with many people who need access.