Discover user experience and user interface design best practices while mastering a wide array of tools across Figma and FigJam with this full-color guide
Learn the basics of user experience research, result organization, and analysis in FigJamCreate mockups, interactive animations, and high-fidelity prototypes using this platform-independent web application toolCollaborate with a team in real-time and create, share, and test your designs
A driving force of the design tools market, Figma makes it easy to work with classic design features while enabling unique innovations and opening up real-time collaboration possibilities. It comes as no surprise that many designers decide to switch from other tools to Figma.
In this book, you'll be challenged to design a user interface for a responsive mobile application having researched and understood user needs. You'll become well-versed with the process in a step-by-step manner by exploring the theory first and gradually moving on to practice. You'll begin your learning journey by covering the basics of user experience research with FigJam and the process of creating a complete design using Figma tools such as Components, Variants, Auto Layout, and much more. You'll also learn how to prototype your design and explore the potential of community resources such as templates and plugins.
By the end of this Figma book, you'll have a solid understanding of the user interface workflow, managing essential Figma tools, and organizing your workflow.
What you will learn
Explore FigJam and how to use it to collect data in the research phaseWireframe the future interface with shape tools and vectorsDefine grids, typography, colors, and effect styles that can be reused in your workGet to grips with Auto Layout and the constraints to create complex layoutsCreate flexible components using styles and variantsMake your user interface interactive with prototyping and smart animateShare your work with others by exporting assets and preparing development resourcesDiscover templates and plugins from the community
Who this book is for
This book is for aspiring UX/UI designers who want to get started with Figma as well as established designers who want to migrate to Figma from other design tools. This guide will take you through the entire process of creating a full-fledged prototype for a responsive interface using all the tools and features that Figma has to offer. As a result, this Figma design book is suitable for both UX and UI designers, product and graphic designers, and anyone who wants to explore the complete design process from scratch.