Seamless Integration with Adobe XDhttps://www.trustradius.com/prototypingAdobe XDUnspecified8.4301012019-04-22T18:10:24.806Z
April 22, 2019
Seamless Integration with Adobe XD
Score 10 out of 101
Overall Satisfaction with Adobe XD
Adobe XD is currently used by two people in our organization, our lead designer and the person who does our usability testing (me). We’ve been working hard to get fully comfortable using it so we can onboard others to Adobe XD. Our company generally prefers Adobe products, so we’ve been really eager to get fully up to speed on Adobe XD.
- Ease of use and familiar interface for people familiar with Adobe design products.
- Voice prototyping capability that feels intuitive and natural.
- Highly accurate content recognition (e.g. Dragging and dropping an image creates an image mask for the object).
- Doesn’t have image editing tools, so having to go back to Photoshop or Lightroom just to make a sight edit can be a pain.
- Could add some text editing functionality. It feels silly that I have to draw a line under text when I should just be able to underline.
- Would be nice to have some real-time collaboration functionality.
- The intuitive interface allowed us to jump into this new tool quickly and to quickly begin prototyping, without having to spend a lot of work time learning about this tool.
- We lose some time in trying to do distance collaboration with XD. Instead of just working on a design at the same time, one of us makes edits and sends it to the other person. And then that person makes edits and suggestions and sends it back to me. We’d save time and money if we could just work on it at the same time.
- The functionality allows us to make really clean, realistic prototypes that enable our usability testing participants to feel very much like they’re in the actual real-world design. This allows them to give us feedback that enables us to make targeted design edits before production (rather than having to correct many edits post-production, which is always costly).
The biggest benefit of Adobe XD for us is how easily we can use it based on our familiarity with Adobe products and because of the product’s integration with other Adobe products. There can be extra tasks when working, say, with Adobe Photoshop and Sketch. With XD, working between Adobe products is much more seamless.
Adobe XD is really great for designers who are already familiar and comfortable with Adobe interfaces and other Adobe tools. The integration between Adobe products is spectacular, and the low cognitive lift of using XD for the first time for Adobe fanatics can really save time and help avoid mistakes that might occur when learning a new product from absolute scratch. I wouldn’t recommend this product for people who need to collaborate in real time, as there is no built-in real-time collaboration functionality.