Tables in FigJam. Sticky note curl. Kernel.
Structure your ideas with tables in FigJam
“Now you can create tables in FigJam right from the bottom tool bar. Organize information and ideas in custom-sized tables to build project plans, decision matrices, pro/con lists, and more.” Check out a quick demo video and read the blog post on how the product team arrived at the approach, tackled multiplayer bugs, and finessed design details.
A redesigned sticky note curl
Such a fun thread by designer Jakub Świadek on how the FigJam team redesigned the sticky note curl. See also another thread by Noah Finer on how it was implemented with CSS and SVG animations.
Copy/paste across desktop and iPad
“You can now seamlessly copy-and-paste between your iPad and desktop. Just open a FigJam file on your iPad, and another FigJam or Figma file on your desktop at the same time. Copy something on iPad and an in-app notification on desktop will ask you if you want to paste the selection from the other device. You can copy-and-paste from desktop to iPad, too.”
Leading a dream team: A manager’s guide to unlocking your team’s potential
“As a people manager, you have the power to set the tone for your team and create the right conditions for success. Now more than ever, teams want to feel a sense of agency: to set their own goals, have fulfilling careers, and get work done without constant interruptions. We checked in with people managers at Uber, Twitch, Shopify, Oura Ring, and Work & Co. to find out how they’re helping their teams feel more fulfilled and move work forward.”
Yuhki Yamashita: Confessions of Modern Design
Yuhki Yamashita’s talk from WebSummit 2022. I shared slides and an article based on this talk last November. In it, Yuhki explores how design is changing and how we need to change with it. He also offers practical advice on navigating our new always-in-progress world and Figma’s approach to developing collaboration features designed with that in mind.
Font x-height and legibility
Dan Hollick with a fascinating thread on an optimal x-height size and a visual arc.
How to design with real data
Ridd came up with a new tutorial on how to use Kernel for designing in Figma 10× faster with real data. Kernel is a new product that “makes it easy to generate and access the content you need so you can design faster than ever”, and connects Figma to other services like Notion, Airtable, Google Sheets, and OpenAI.
Managing Figma styles
Luis keeps digging into different ways of structuring Figma libraries and styles. In this thread, he thinks through naming conventions on styles and explores the pros and cons of more abstract and specific naming conventions.
Vijay Verma wraps up his Figbruary challenge with a full list of 28 experiments he made last month.
How to Make a Curved Mesh in Figma
David Hill shows how to achieve a very cool curved mesh effect in Figma.
Fons Mans is back with a colorful poster tutorial.
A new free course with a comprehensive curriculum on how to use Figma.
Building AI design tools with GPT-4
Jordan Singer shares what Diagram learned from participating in OpenAI Converge with early access to GPT-4 and how they’re using it in Magician and Genius plugins.
A new plugin from Angelo Libero, creator of Supa Palette: “The ultimate tool for creating stunning snapshots instantly within Figma. Simply select one or more layers, and watch as the plugin quickly generates a high-quality snapshot.”
Abstract 8K Wallpapers
Meng To published a set of gorgeous handcrafted 8K wallpapers generated from 3D.
Doodles and Scribbles
”Doodles and Scribbles is a collection of fun, vector illustrations to add some personality to your projects. With over 100 options, there’s a ton of possibilities.“