The Chrome Cast podcast interviews Noah Levin, the Director of Design at Figma. Besides talking about Figma and FigJam, they discuss Google for Education’s partnership with Figma to bring the collaborative design platform to education Chromebooks across the US and how Figma is leaning into the education space.
Figma launched a partnership with Google for Education to bring Figma and FigJam directly to Chromebooks, the most popular personal computing device for students. This is a huge opportunity for students to learn the same app used by professional designers. (That said, I still warmly remember days of using keygens with Photoshop 4.)
Fantastic examples of real-life FigJam use cases in the classroom.
So pumped for all the new features coming to FigJam, our digital whiteboard, that will help more students to have a voice and bring joy to classrooms around the world 🪄 Here are some of my favorite new FigJam features for edu 👇 (1/10) https://t.co/aieyVfZOgo
Students and Educators using the Education plan can now invite others to their teams and start collaborating immediately. Collaborators have a 7-day grace period to verify their education status. See also a video on how to set up your Figma Education plan.
David Hoang is a Director of Design at Webflow and teaches UX Design at General Assembly. He provides an interesting look at how COVID-19 forced him to lean on Figma to be the core foundation of how they’d approach learning.
Students Who Design is an online platform using Figma to teach product design. In this guest post, they go through students onboarding, organizing files, teaching classes, and providing project feedback all within Figma.