Here are some of the types of users currently using Axure RP:

  • UX designers
  • Web designers
  • UX researchers
  • UX consultants/analysts
  • Lecturers
  • Senior/Head designers managing teams
  • Students

If you are a UI designer, this is probably not the right design tool option to get.

In my honest opinion, Axure RP has always been a prototyping tool that supports UX Activities and not a pure design tool like Sketch, Adobe XD and Figma.

That’s why you won’t find masking, union operations, or an emphasis on Design Systems.

Furthermore, vector functionality was only recently added in Axure 8.

I have used Axure RP alongside UI design tools like Sketch, Adobe XD, and Figma in my career. Some tools are better suited for particular tasks.

If you are a UX designer this is the right tool to get into.

It’s a great investment as most UX roles list Axure RP as a requirement and it’s widely used in the field.

Axure RP has been a standard in the UX industry because of its focus on function over form. This allows the UX professionals to focus on strategy, layout, and functionality.

This is not to say you cannot design a beautiful interface with Axure but there are better tools that can do that job.

Otherwise, you might find yourself jumping from one design tool to another to get things just the way you want them.

To learn more watch this video on what Axure is.

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Axure vs Sketch

Published by Calvin Pedzai

Lead UX designer for digital agency

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