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Sketch VS Adobe XD

What is Sketch and Adobe XD you may ask? Well about a month ago, I had no clue either. Sketch and Adobe XD are prototyping programs for web and mobile app design. In my user experience/user interface design class, we have been working on redesigning a website. My professor was adamant about using Sketch for prototyping our mockups, however, he knew some students may not have a mac at home (like me) and recommended using Photoshop, Illustrator, or XD. When he said Adobe XD, I had no clue that program even existed. So, I decided to download the program from Creative Cloud and give it a try.

Adobe XD

Prior to using Adobe XD, my professor gave us an in-class beginners tutorial on how to use Sketch on the school’s mac computers. It was a fun tool to use that makes prototyping easier than Photoshop or Illustrator, however, it was difficult for me to get used to interface when compared to Adobe products. Once I switched to Adobe XD, using the program didn’t have much of learning curve on the user interface like Sketch, which I liked! However, since Adobe XD is still in beta, it is missing several tools like: a grid system, rulers, underlining text, and more, which Sketch has readily available. Adobe XD plans on adding those missing features within the next updates coming out. Although I’m not a prototyping pro, I will continue to use Adobe XD for convenience and user interface purposes.

Sketch

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  1. Nicole Judge wrote:

    I had no clue this existed either! This will still be hard for me to wrap my head around though, because I am so used to sketching my ideas on paper before even touching a computer. Still, this is really good to know.

    Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

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