Funkhaus Design Director Rick Baker explains his preference for using Adobe XD.
Q: Adobe versus Sketch. How did you go about choosing?
A: The decision to use XD involved months of extensive research, combined with thoroughly assessing our needs, our clients’ needs, and anticipating the evolution of those needs as we move into the future. We evaluated how we present designs to clients, how the project management team shares and collects feedback, and how design communicates with development.
With all of that in mind, we thought XD was a good all-in-one solution to those needs. We also already had access to the Adobe suite, so the fact that it was a part of that ecosystem was a positive.
Using an industry standard software such as Sketch is beneficial when your teams are scattered or you rely on outsourcing. But our development team and our designers are in-house, which made it far easier to adapt to a new software and simultaneously educate ourselves.
Q: Considering the market’s options of design softwares, why XD?
A: We wanted to make communicating design to the client more effective.
Q: What challenges did you face when switching tools?
Q: What are the drawbacks to using XD?