Great for quick, simple prototypes
May 24, 2019

Great for quick, simple prototypes

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Marvel

For a time, our UX and product teams used Marvel to create and test prototypes. This allowed us to conduct user testing, preview designs, and map out the user flow. We use Sketch for our design style guide and symbol library, and Marvel integrates with Sketch, allowing us to finalize designs before handing off to the devs.
  • Extremely intuitive and clean interface. The design is beautiful and simple to navigate.
  • The links are easy to share and allowed our teams to collaborate (leave comments, annotate, etc.) designs.
  • It's very fast and easy to create simple prototypes.
  • Currently, Marvel is only web-based and we're unable to use it offline.
  • The price for the paid plan felt too high for our team considering the features offered.
  • The trial version is a bit limited (e.g., when it comes to adding new users), which made it harder to try out across teams.
  • Saves time as it's very fast to learn and to create simple prototypes.
  • Streamlines the design process, since the integration with Sketch makes it easy to access our existing components.
  • Let us collaborate and centralize comments on a design in one place.
Ultimately, InVision was just a better fit for our company's needs. It's probably faster to create prototypes using Marvel, but InVision's collaboration features (comments, notes, etc.) are much more robust, which was helpful for our large team spread across multiple continents. InVision also offers more advanced features, and Marvel felt a little too limited for our overall business needs.
Marvel is great for quickly creating mockups. Even less experienced UX / UI designers can get up and running fast. If your company already uses Sketch, the integration with Marvel was great. Overall, it's a great mockup tool perhaps for smaller teams. However, it requires an internet connection and may not be the best choice for large companies with complex needs, multiple operating systems in use, etc.