Figma is a popular, cloud-based design tool. UX and UI designers use it to create user interface for websites, mobile apps, and other digital products. Since Figma is a web-based tool, anyone with an Internet connection can access it from any device, making collaboration between teams much easier. Figma also has features that enable vector editing and prototyping.
There's a reason why Figma is so popular and why it's our go-to tool at Flying Bisons. For one, it's one of the most collaborative tools out there – all the members of the design teams (and other stakeholders, if needed) can log in and work on one file simultaneously. As mentioned, it's also highly accessible as all one needs to use Figma is a stable Internet connection and a browser. Figma also enables designers to create interactive prototypes. They perfectly imitate the product's potential user experience, making them ideal for user testing and validation. Designers can also easily create design systems in Figma to ensure the consistency of the digital product. Figma also keeps track of changes made to a file, allowing designers to simply go back to an earlier version if necessary.
Effective use of Figma comes down to taking advantage of all it has to offer. Collaborate on one file with your team. Create your own design library for the project you're working on. Build prototypes and test them with your users.
Remember that although Figma offers many helpful plugins that can make your work easier, you shouldn't use too many of them, or it will slow it down.
Figma is a versatile tool that's easy to use even when you're not a designer and just want to review the file. Still, its popularity stems from the collaboration feature that comes second to none. That's why we use it at Flying Bisons – all our designers can work together to deliver their best work.