Schema 2022. Relume Rumble. Enhancing Figma Resources.
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Updates to the prototype viewer
You can now use Spotlight while viewing prototypes, which is a great way to present without sharing a screen. There are also some performance improvements to the initial load time of prototypes.
Quick create brainstorms, flowcharts, agendas, and more in FigJam
Updates to a new file screen in FigJam: “Instantly populate your file with the building blocks needed to host a brainstorm, create a flowchart, or craft a meeting agenda with the new quick start guide in FigJam files.”
Figma’s conference dedicated to design systems this year goes global and will happen in New York (Oct 26), Tokyo (Nov 2), and London (Nov 9). Bummed I can’t make it to NYC on this date, but it’s also available as a free virtual event on November 16. The number of live attendees is limited, so apply early!
Web design meets e-sports in a live Figma Arena. Inspired by Layer Tennis, this is a 1-on-1 tournament where players have 30 mins to come up with a design based on the brief provided during the stream. The audience votes to decide the winner.
What Figma plans to do inside Adobe
Casey Newton interviews Dylan Field about antitrust issues, keeping control of his product road map, and whatever DALL-E and other AI tools might mean for the future of design.
A Deep Dive into Adobe’s Acquisition of Figma
On this episode of the Futurum Tech Webcast – Interview Series, the host Daniel Newman is joined by Ashley Still, Senior Vice President of Digital Media/Marketing, Strategy & Partnerships for Adobe, to take a look at Adobe’s acquisition of Figma.
The outsized role culture plays in attracting design talent
Andrew Hogan, Insights & Analysis at Figma: “We set out to understand why some companies seem to have no problem attracting design talent while others struggle to connect. So, we surveyed and interviewed hundreds of hiring managers and recruiters about their experiences. We wanted to know how they get started courting great talent, and what aspects of company culture are most vital to designer happiness.”
Enhancing Figma Resources
Earlier this year, Jeremy Dizon led the project to enhance the Lyft Product Language (LPL) Native component library. In this blog post, he talks about the strategy they’ve used, the reason behind incorporating lightweight user research, and some key learnings from this 6-month long project. Sometimes creating a new version of each component is the right approach, and major updates to Figma features provide a good opportunity for this work.
Master Figma for Design Systems
Bruno’s advanced workshop at FoF Portugal Meetup: “Learn how to master all the new and updated Figma tools and plugins to optimize your Design Systems building skills. This includes everything from components properties to variants, the new auto-layout, interactive components, slots components, and more.”
Helpful Figma Shortcuts
15 shortcuts worth remembering.
Bitmoji widget playground
A new widget from Figma that lets you use your Bitmoji stickers across both apps.
Launching Aspiring Creatives Experience with Figma Education
A live stream of a discussion between GitHub Education and Figma Education teams.