Figma: Make Micro Animations Together

Workshop


Feb 5th,

1:00pm — 4:00pm


Location: Zoom: https://figma.zoom.us/j/97737835363?pwd=WERJZ0VlMU1EY0NrOC9HSFRhRjZHUT09

About The Workshop

In this workshop we will introduce Figma as a collaborative design studio to make ideas move and play with principles of time-based design—the event will feature an activity where participants will learn about the tool and make micro-animations in a collaborative space where they will be encouraged to virtually “look over one another’s shoulders” as we build together. Students should sign up for a Free Figma Account and register for an educational account: figma.com/education Students will require a computer, a free Figma.com account, and an internet connection.

Cross Disciplinary Connections

Provides a space where students can easily explore ideas, and engage their peers for input, or to collaboratively work . Helps encourage students to share their work early and often and not refine their work in a completely insular way. Also helps capture some of the in-person student experience virtually.

Takeaways

Students will learn Figma basics, how to use the tool, how to collaborate with peers and instructors, basic prototyping as well as how to share their work and invite others into their process. At the end of the workshop, each student will have worked together to create simple animations and micro-interactions.

Resources for Continued Investigation

Figma Community Files: figma.com/community
Figma for Beginners: youtube.com/watch
Make Loading Animations Community File: figma.com/community/file/826886430526815045

Next Steps

Friends of Figma Community: friends.figma.com
Friends of Figma Slack Community: designerslack.community/community/friends-of-figma

Instructors

  • Miguel Cardona

    Miguel is a Designer Advocate at Figma, a collaborative browser-based design and visual collaboration tool. He holds an MFA in Industrial Design and a BFA in New Media Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology and has been working in the fields of interaction design and education for over 16 years. Miguel is currently social distancing in Rochester, NY with his partner and cat where he designs, illustrates, makes zines, and does the occasional yoga pose.