What tools designers use in order to think of ideas, create prototypes and manage projects? Subtraction.com has carried out a poll among 4 000 designers from 200 countries and found out what tools they like most of all.
Most of the participants have voted for the simplest tools (a pen and a pencil) in this very important category.
In this category (where such tools for creating mock-ups as Balsamiq and Omnigraffle should lead) many people polled have chosen Sketch and Illustrator.
And again Sketch is the leader. It’s a favorite tool for interface design for ? of poll participants. Photoshop is the second.
DIY (Do It Yourself) has become a widespread approach in this category.
There were many various answers in this category. Slack has become one of the most popular tools (which is not surprising) but 67% of participants have named tools that weren’t present in the investigation (which tells about a great market fragmentation).
Managing files designers have created is a Wild West and Dropbox is the winner here (though, GitHub is also a rather popular option).
Investigation 2015 Subtraction.com Design Tools Survey.