AMA: Adobe Experience Design Team (formerly Project Comet)

7 years ago from Demian Borba, Product Manager for Adobe XD

  • Joe Blau, 7 years ago

    Can you rename it back to Comet?

    108 points
    • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, 7 years ago

      Or Adobe CC omet.

      21 points
    • Bilal KhettabBilal Khettab, 7 years ago

      Don't remind me about Comet! I like it the way it is Xd !

      2 points
    • Guillaume GalanteGuillaume Galante, 7 years ago

      Comet was good, I agree

      3 points
    • Roman RusinovRoman Rusinov, 7 years ago


      13 points
    • Manny Larios, 7 years ago

      I'm sure this wasn't their decision and renaming from Comet to Adobe XD was someone higher up in the chain to be consistent with the rest of their suite. But I agree: not sure how I feel about the official name.

      1 point
    • Spencer HoltawaySpencer Holtaway, 7 years ago

      How does the word "Comet" describe user experience design?

      Citing some of the clearer Adobe application names: Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere, Animate, Audition, Bridge, InCopy

      Less clear : Dreamweaver (Macromedia), Flash (Macromedia), Acrobat, Muse

      4 points
    • Andrew Shorten, 7 years ago

      Ha! While we loved Comet as a codename, we wanted to make sure there was a connection between the product name and what the tool is for. We want to help you design and share compelling user experiences, so Experience Design makes that clear. We also needed to make sure it worked alongside Adobe's other tools from a naming and positioning perspective. Shortening it to XD makes it less of a mouthful though, so you'll see us refer to it mostly as that :)

      Naming is one of those things where I don't think it is possible to please everyone - our focus now is on making an amazing product. Hopefully that will come through, such that it doesn't matter as much whether you like or loath the name...

      Thanks, Andrew (@Adobe)

      6 points