By the end of the summer 2022 semester I think we will all be able to confidently say we are pros at conquering Figma. For the people who don’t know, Figma is a UX (User Experience) design platform that helps you create anything from websites to applications to logos and so much more. What is really cool about the platform is that while making your design you are using not only UX but you are taking the first steps into UI (User Interface).
Another thing a lot of people don’t know is how many companies and businesses use Figma for designs on their platforms. Spotify is the one that stuck out to me that just started using Figma as their main designing platform. Spotify mainly switched over to Figma because they needed a platform that helped organize information while improving their collaborations with artists. The Spotify app is so easy to use and navigate, their shouldn’t be much improving that they need to do. I use this app about 8 hours a day and I love every second of the UX.
According to Cilona O’Sullivan & Barton Smith the Spotify article authors, “Spotify Design recently migrated to Figma. We’re excited to open up the music box and describe how we’ve shaped the tool to suit our needs and culture at Spotify. But in this article, we’re not discussing why or how we moved. Instead, this is where we’re going to geek out over file structures”. The first step in making new designs is defining your goal and finding a new way to tackle it. Spotify decided to use new cover images, plugins, and specs to enhance the app even more than it already is. They put their employees into teams in Figma to make it easier for a few people to design each aspect at a time. They created workflows in each little team to make sure they are making everything as beneficial as they can. I think this is a great way to get everyone’s creativity flowing especially if they are trying to create new workflows for collaborations.