22 comments

  • Taylor Palmer, 11 months ago

    Hi everyone, I wanted to make sure the results for the survey were available before the holiday. Thank you so much for your participation and support this year. I think you'll find some interesting changes and surprises this year. Please let me know if you have any questions about the survey or the data.

    You'll also find a link to the original survey data if you would like to do any analysis of your own. Cheers!

    10 points
  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, 11 months ago

    what's up with those people using Sketch on Windows? did i miss the memo?

    6 points
    • Taylor Palmer, 11 months ago

      This happened last year too. I'm pretty sure it has to do with people using a virtual machine of some sort.

      3 points
  • James Jun, 11 months ago

    Huh, may just be the sample size but Sketch's staying power amongst designers is fairly impressive. Figma definitely looks to challenge that but damn.

    I wonder if we'll ever get to a point in 2-3 years when the iPad Pro becomes a popular interface tool of choice. Granted the apps aren't there yet but Apple's direction and support for the iOS platform makes it feel almost inevitable. Almost.

    3 points
    • Taylor Palmer, 11 months ago

      Could be! I think it will take a long while, though. It's hard to beat mouse+keyboard, and (like you said) the apps have to catch up. Still probably several years out.

      Seems more like that you would be able to bring your iPad into work, plug into a dock, and use it like a desktop.

      0 points
    • Jennifer Nguyen, 11 months ago

      I prefer Figma over Sketch but I can see why Sketch is still powerful. It still has the most integrations. Any other supporting tool you use will 99% of the time support Sketch files.

      0 points
  • JC .JC ., 11 months ago

    I'm surprised that Html/js/css is so high and distant from Framer and Axure. I wonder how many people actually do html+css versus more moderate js.

    Another takeaway is how little that designers use and understand analytics tools (me included), but maybe we think of it more of a PM's job?

    1 point
    • Steven CavinsSteven Cavins, 11 months ago

      For the record, Full Story is extremely designer-friendly in terms of simplicity and using queries for specific things you're looking for. I get a migraine looking at analytics for too long.

      0 points
  • Norm Sheeran, 11 months ago

    Wow, Sketch is still the boss!

    0 points
    • Steven CavinsSteven Cavins, 11 months ago

      The Figma crowd is very vocal about it, but it definitely seems like a lot of design teams got their companies to buy into Sketch in the last couple years. It's not an easy thing to do to change a corporate toolkit, so I'd imagine it'll stay this way for a while.

      5 points
    • Matheus Jorge, 11 months ago

      I love Figma and I tell everyone who's starting to give it a chance. But my daily routine is still very dependent of Sketch. It's hard to change an already good workflow.

      0 points
  • Iron Mark, 11 months ago

    Very interesting results..

    I wonder if Adobe shouldn't put more pressure on PS and Illustrator users and "gently" force them to make the switch to XD, which has become by now a killer piece of software.

    It's crazy that still so many people in 2019 are using Photoshop and Illustrator for UI/UX design, when there's a much better option within the Adobe ecosystem.

    0 points
    • Bill Addison, 11 months ago

      I use Illustrator still. I'm slowly moving to Figma, mainly because of the vector capabilities. All of these new apps, Sketch, XD etc. they're good for laying out websites, but they're not good for actually designing a website, like originating a creative design. They're just not as powerful as Illustrator is.

      0 points
  • Dexter W, 11 months ago

    Nice work putting this together. I took a look at the raw data and noticed some prototyping tools are not listed in the results, but have an overall frequency of > 50 but the final data shows "none" as 0. Not sure if this applies to other categories.

    0 points
    • Taylor Palmer, 11 months ago

      Hey Dexter, I had to sanitize the data quite a bit for some of the tools (dealing with upper/lower case, etc) and there aren't actually any entries that say "None", but I'm using that as an abbreviation for the option that says "I don't use any tools for this." Hopefully that helps?

      1 point
      • Dexter W, 11 months ago

        Hey Taylor,

        I believed I may have incorrectly addressed the issue. I was looking at the "other" category as opposed to "none." I was wondering if you had a breakdown of the "other" category since the graph doesn't have a bar there.

        0 points
        • Taylor Palmer, 11 months ago

          No worries. I don't have an exact breakdown, but there are a lot of tools in there. Here's a rough count:'

          • Protopie: 108
          • Proto.io: 50
          • UX Pin: 46
          • Atomic.io: 37
          • Webflow: 23
          • Origami: 13
          • Keynote: 8
          • After Effects: 5

          ... and then after that it's mostly entries with only one or two responses.

          2 points
  • Rob GillRob Gill, 11 months ago

    Pretty much match my work flow, and right now no plans on switching. Sorry XD and InVision Studio!

    0 points
  • Ryan RocheRyan Roche, 11 months ago

    Great job Taylor!

    0 points