Axure Vs Sketch

Think your team has to choose between Axure RP and Sketch? Think again. For cross-functional teams, or when working on complex projects or make-or-break deliverables, it's reasonable—even essential—to have a range of tools at the ready.

Sometimes you need a hammer, and sometimes you need a drill

Axure RP and Sketch are both great tools—for different purposes. While Sketch is ideal for visual design and asset production, Axure RP is purpose-built for interaction design and functional prototyping. Here’s a quick look at how the features of these two tools differ according to their intended uses.

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UI design is not User Experience design.

Although visual design is important for building brand recognition and trust, the greatest apps and web experiences are first and foremost functional and useful. Axure RP helps you work through functional design issues and build something that truly meets your customers’ needs


Endless back-and-forth with developers is a time-killer

The best experiences are created when thoughtful problem-solving and attentive design come together. Axure RP combines powerful design tools, SVG import, and Sketch integration with world-class prototyping so you can amaze stakeholders and customers.There’s an important difference between working closely with your developers—great!—and repeatedly answering questions that should have been (or already are) answered in the spec—not so great.

An Axure RP prototype, delivered along with—or even in place of—your specification document, gives developers a place to have their questions answered thoroughly and consistently—without all the back and forth.


When it absolutely has to ship right—the first time

Some software projects are experiments, market tests, information gathering, proofs of concept. Others are mission critical, tied to well-defined business goals that must be met, and represent complex problems that require intricate solutions.

For the can’t-fail projects, Axure RP’s interactive prototyping is a must-do step in your development process. And hey, even if you’re just running an experiment, why not give yourself the best possible chance for success?


Cross-functional teams require cross-functional toolsets

Your team is not a collection of generalists, but rather a group of individuals with their own specialties, needs, and tool preferences. While your visual designer may frequently reach for Sketch or something similar, your interaction designers, product managers, functional designers, information architects, business analysts and others will be most effective with Axure RP in their toolbelts.

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