What makes this switch story interesting is their previous setup with the design system source of truth in React components and automatic generation of Sketch symbols from them. While switching to Figma, they ended up manually recreating components, and that resulted in a higher quality comparing to auto-generated Sketch symbols.
Airbnb’s chief design officer Alex Schleifer talked to TechCrunch. An interesting insight into how Figma helped them ship new features while working remotely: “We like to use as few tools as possible, but Figma is a game changer because people can see decisions being made live.”
Because of COVID-19, the design team at YML had to adjust quickly to a new reality of remote work. They switched from Sketch to Figma as so much of their work relies on collaboration, and now their team shares why.
TravelPerk team shared their thought process and experience of switching to Figma. For them, it made collaboration much simpler, reduced complexity by moving from multiple tools to one, decreased cost, and made their designs embeddable and open for non-Mac users.
The team at Salsa Digital agency shared their experience of switching from Sketch to Figma. While they enjoy real-time collaboration, lack of “really-final-this-time-v5” files, and all the unique features of Figma, they also have some valid concerns about committing to it for a long time.
It’s interesting to see how this team of 9 designers transitioned to Figma. I’m particularly impressed with their planning and communication with other team members. Part 1 provides some context for the switch.
Zandre Coetzer shares 6 pieces of advice on moving design system to Figma — start building from scratch, don’t try to replicate your old system in Sketch, use both global and local components, highlight updated components, use plugins, and do it as a team.
Recap of a presentation at Figma Chicago Meetup. Trucy led the move to Figma at Yello and shares her experience in fostering collaboration with engineers, PMs, and other designers. I especially liked the idea of using custom cover images to indicate the statuses of tasks.
An hour-long live stream of a panel organized by Figma with their customers like Workday, Uber, and Dropbox. They are at different stages of migrating to Figma and share their experiences and challenges.