How do you even Figma?
I've been wondering all week...
Hey, welcome to your Sunday ⚡Zap. If you were like me and had the same thought after last week's Zap, look no further. Today, I've got an interview with Zoe Robinson, the cohort lead for Prototyping with Figma (👈 check it out if you haven't already)
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Maxim: How did you become interested in design?
Zoe: I’ve always been a creative person, and I really enjoy problem solving - which are two things design allows me to practice daily. While I learned a lot working in marketing, I craved a career that was more human-centered, product-focused, and socially impactful. When I learned about UX design, it seemed like a perfect fit because it’s rooted in understanding the human experience, and would allow me to create products that make people’s lives better. It’s also great that design is applicable across virtually every industry.
Who is this cohort for?
Anyone who has an idea that they want to turn into an interactive prototype, or learn more about a really powerful design tool! Maybe you’re an entrepreneur who wants to share an MVP with investors? Or a Product Manager that wants hands-on experience with prototyping? This cohort would be a great fit.
What’s some advice you’d give someone who is interested in learning about UI design?
Gather inspiration. There’s so many resources (Dribbble is one of my favorites) where you can see great examples of beautiful user interfaces. You can even look at products and digital platforms you use daily. Try to recreate a design you like. Emulating design can be a really helpful starting point, and as you improve your skills you can begin to hone in on your own personal style.
Can you share an example of the kind of prototype we could come away with?
Here’s a basic prototype I created when helping Interaction Design students learn Figma. While it’s not fully functional, it’s a great example of what you can do with features like overflow behavior, components, overlays, and interaction.
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