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How I Get Inspiration For Ux Projects

Lesson 30 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

How I Get Inspiration For Ux Projects

Lesson 30 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

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30. How I Get Inspiration For Ux Projects

<b>In this lesson I will show you where I get my inspiration for UX projects. There are great resources out there to get lots of ideas for your Figma designs.</b>

Lessons

Class Trailer
1

Introduction to Figma Essentials

02:53
2

Getting Started with Figma Training

03:06
3

What Is Figma For & Does It Do The Coding?

03:46
4

What's The Difference Between UI And UX In Figma

05:22
5

What We Are Making In This Figma Course

09:18
6

Class Project 01 - Create Your Own Brief

04:01
7

What is Lo Fi Wireframe vs High Fidelity in Figma?

02:34
8

Creating Our Design File & Introducing Frames In Figma

08:29
9

The Basics Of Type & Fonts In Figma

10:51
10

Rectangles, Circles, Buttons And Rounded Corners In Figma

06:50
11

How To Use Color In Figma

05:45
12

Strokes Plus Updating Color Defaults In Figma

09:28
13

Object Editing And How To Escape In Figma

01:47
14

Scale vs Selection Tool in Figma

02:39
15

Frames vs Groups in Figma

09:24
16

Class Project 02 - Wireframe

03:00
17

Where To Get Free Icons For Figma

09:10
18

Matching The Stroke Of Our Icons

05:16
19

How To Use Plugins In Figma For Icons

04:31
20

Class Project 03 - Icons

03:48
21

How to Use Pages in Figma

08:31
22

How to Prototype in Figma

10:46
23

Prototype Animation and Easing In Figma

10:53
24

Testing On Your Phone with Figma Mirror

05:40
25

Class Project 04 - Testing On Your Phone

03:51
26

What is Smart Animation & Delays in Figma?

08:44
27

Class Project 05 - My First Animation

02:01
28

Sharing & Commenting on a Figma File with Stakeholders

07:10
29

Sharing & Editing With Other Ux Designers In Figma

06:58
30

How I Get Inspiration For Ux Projects

06:39
31

How To Create A Mood Board In Figma

05:33
32

Class Project 06 - Moodboard

01:26
33

How to Work with Columns & Grids in Figma

13:54
34

Tips, Tricks, Preferences, and Weirdness in Figma

07:21
35

Color Inspiration & The Eyedropper In Figma

06:34
36

How To Create A Color Palette In Figma

09:02
37

How to Make Gradients in Figma

07:09
38

How to Create & Use Color Styles in Figma

08:01
39

Class Project 07 - Colors & Columns

04:00
40

Fonts on Desktop vs in Browser in Figma

01:30
41

What Fonts Can I Use? Plus Font Pairing In Figma

06:01
42

What Common Font Sizes Should I Choose In Web Design?

11:30
43

How to Make Character Styles in Figma

06:36
44

Lorem Ipsum & Placeholder Text In Figma

04:28
45

Useful Things To Know About Text In Figma

09:35
46

How To Fix Missing Fonts In Figma

02:42
47

Class Project 08 - Text

05:19
48

Drawing Tips And Tricks In Figma

09:38
49

Squircle Buttons with ios Rounded Courses In Figma

02:48
50

Boolean, Union, Subtract, Intersect and Exclude with Pathfinder in Figma

07:25
51

What Is The Difference? Union vs Flatten In Figma

03:36
52

Class Project 09 - Making Stuff

03:29
53

Smart Selection & Tidy Up in Figma

08:40
54

Do I Need To Know Illustrator With Figma?

04:15
55

Tips & Tricks For Using Images In Figma

06:11
56

Masking & Cropping Images In Figma

09:12
57

Free Images & Plugins For Figma

02:31
58

Do You Need Photoshop For Ux Design In Figma?

10:40
59

Class Project 10 - Images

01:17
60

What Is Autolayout & Expanding Buttons In Figma?

10:27
61

Class Project 11 - Buttons

01:15
62

Auto Layout For Spacing

05:47
63

How To Use Constraints In Figma

08:22
64

Combining Nested Frames Auto Layout & Constraints in Figma

11:54
65

Adding Text Box Autoheight to Autolayout in Figma

08:27
66

Class Project 12 - Responsive Design

02:19
67

Nice Drop Shadow & Inner Drop Shadow Effects In Figma

05:56
68

Blur Layer, Background Blur & Image Blur in Figma

05:57
69

How to Make Neumorphic UI buttons in Figma

07:37
70

Class Project 13 - Effects

01:53
71

How To Save Locally & Save History In Figma

05:42
72

What are Components in Figma?

06:19
73

Updating, Changing & Resetting Your Components

07:47
74

You Can’t Kill Main Components In Figma

07:22
75

Where Should You Keep Your Main Components In Figma

05:02
76

Intro To The Forward Slash / Naming Convention In Figma

08:55
77

Class Project 14 - Components

00:44
78

How To Make Component Variants In Figma

06:41
79

Another Way To Make Variables In Figma

06:14
80

How to Make a Multi Dimensional Variant in Figma

11:13
81

Class Project 15 - Variants

01:41
82

How To Make A Form Using Variants In Figma

12:52
83

Class Project 16 - Form

01:27
84

Putting It All Together In A Desktop Example

19:44
85

How To Add A Popup Overlay Modal In Figma

03:03
86

How To Make & Prototype A Tool Tip In Figma

07:26
87

What are Flows in Figma?

05:39
88

Slide In Mobile Nav Menu Overlay In Figma

03:55
89

Class Project 17 - Prototyping

01:10
90

How To Pin Navigation To The Top In Figma

10:17
91

How To Make A Horizontal Scrolling Swipe In Figma

06:36
92

Automatic Scroll Down The Page To Anchor Point In Figma

04:50
93

What are Teams vs Projects vs Files in Figma?

05:18
94

How Do You Use Team Libraries In Figma

11:03
95

The Difference Between Animation & Micro Interactions

02:55
96

Animation With Custom Easing In Figma

25:36
97

Class Project 18 - My Second Animation

01:54
98

How To Make Animated Transitions In Figma

12:34
99

Class Project 19 - Page Transition

01:31
100

Micro Interactions Using Interactive Components In Figma

05:54
101

Micro Interaction Toggle Switch In Figma

04:23
102

Micro Interaction Burger Menu Turned Into A Cross In Figma

04:23
103

Class Project 20 - Micro Interaction

01:35
104

How To Change The Thumbnail For Figma Files

04:10
105

How To Export Images Out Of Figma

07:40
106

How To Share Your Document With Clients & Stakeholders

07:09
107

Talking To Your Developer Early In The Figma Design Process

03:55
108

Sharing Figma With Developers & Engineers Handoff

06:07
109

What Are The Next Level Handoffs Aka Design Systems

03:18
110

Class Project 21 - Finish your design

04:57
111

What Next?

06:08

Lesson Info

How I Get Inspiration For Ux Projects

Hi, everyone in this video. I'm going to show you where I get inspired for my projects. OK. Everyone's going to have their own places. I figured I'd show you where I go. Uh So before we do that though, let's quickly talk about the transition we're making, we're transitioning from wire frame. OK. Low fidelity to high fidelity, something more like this. OK. This is where we're gonna end up. Uh You know, so it is hi fi high fidelity looks like it's gonna work. OK? It's a, you know, a closer prototype to the finish thing, all fonts, all colors, all images and yes, yours will get this messy too. Uh Well, it depends. Mine always end up looking this messy. I tidy them up when I send them to clients or colleagues. But uh ideas end up spilling off the frames and I break all my own rules. Look, nothing's in a frame do as I say, not as I do, but there's no point pretending you can get a little messy. OK. So our wi frames being finished, it's being tested and now we're ready for, you know, going o...

ut to this. Hi Fi now how do I get inspiration? Ok. There's the usual suspects. Ok. Dribble be h ok. Go to these places type in like UI kit is a good term and just see what appears. Ok. You can be very specific like you saw before. Ok. I typed in headphones and what you're doing is you're not looking to copy. That's not what we're doing here. We're looking to get ideas of like, oh, I never thought of that or oh, I didn't even know we had to have that kind of U I component and just start taking screenshots. Anyway, the behan to search for U I kits and you will get lots of ideas and it's also useful even if you're not going to go and buy like a premium kit from something like MVA elements or Adobe Stock. OK? It's good to go and do a search U I kits and just have a little look, take screenshots be inspired by color and fonts and just get a bit more into it and just take lots of screenshots. Don't forget to actually go out to the actual products as well. Like I've left my move board um uh the screenshots that I took to get me inspired for this course material. OK. They're all in here and some of these last ones here are actual, just actual companies, ok? That are selling headphones on their own. Ok. And I just took screenshots from my phone, ok? And uploaded them here. Just so I've got some idea of like what, you know, like sometimes in those U I kits, they could be a little bit like, hey, there's no chance I can use that because A it's not accessible or b where's all the terms and conditions and all the boring, ugly stuff that you need? Ok. Sometimes they simplify them to look really pretty but maybe not that practical. So go out, check out competitors and even like parallel businesses to what you're doing, especially if you're new to the area. You know, headphones is not terribly new to me. But if I had to do something in the construction or shampoo something I haven't used for a very long time since my twenties. Uh I'd have to go and explore the um shampoo advertising. Anyway, I make myself the other thing you can do when you are getting into this inspiration is you can get quite deep, it's getting better and better to find like quite specific unique things. So let's say that in this project, we are doing like, it's pretty, it's fun because we've got like a big project. You know, we've got a full ecommerce website to build often though as a designer, you're like, hey, can you redesign my sign up page? And you're like, of course, I can, it's exciting from a UX perspective because you've probably already got um existing kind of conversion rates and you can make changes, do A B tests OK, to kind of see. Can you make it better? Have you made it worse? What language works? Ok. So those are exciting in different ways. But in terms of a design way you, let's redesign the sign up page, you can go to places like this is a one that I use. There might be better ones out there and this might be gone. Ok. It's full of ads is my problem with this one and the images aren't high res, they're kind of a little bit low. But anyway, and this kind of spelling of patterns, what they've done is they've got a really cool thing where you can say actually, I've been asked to do calendar, OK? You can click on calendars and time and there's a bunch of U I kind of screenshots from apps. OK, which is used for me in my web design as well, just the different sites and how they approach calendars, you know, because you're like, as they are, they all gonna look like the traditional one like that? OK? Or look at that one. We've got days of the week kind of stuff. So that let's have a look at maybe you just got to do a simple notifications as part of your team project. OK? And you're in charge of this. It's just interesting kind of like how to deal with notifications in different kind of instances. Charts is another one in here. OK? If you're in charge of doing some sort of data representation, OK? Some sort of infographic going on. There's some cool stuff. Another good one for that type of thing and getting into the weeds is awards with three Ws, OK? You can, let's say in awards go to menu. I want to look for nominees because it gives you the not the winners. I want to look at all the people nominated for the category of um I don't know. E-commerce. Perfect. Using the tags of Footer design because that's what I've been put in charge of. You have to redesign the footer Dan. You're like, okey dokey, I'll do that. No problem. Um, and what you'll have to do is you have to dig in and have a look, ok? You can open it up, have a view, you can see, click on that button there. They do change the site as well, so have a little look around. You'll be able to open it up, go have a look and check out what they've done and hopefully they haven't updated the website since they were nominated in this award. Ok. You can dive in there are screenshots. Where is this? Amazing, um Footer? Let's have a look. Have they changed it or? Ho ho that is cool. Let's have a look at their footer. Yeah, it's pretty cool. 00, look at that. Ok. I don't know how they're doing that and I wouldn't sell this into my client because my developer might kill me. Um Yes. All right. So other good places that I look at from time to time CS S Design Awards and one page love.com. Ok. They can be broken down into different things as well. Um But yes, that's where I get my inspiration, lots of screenshots and then I'll show you what I do with all those screenshots in our mood board. In the next video. Oh, little note. Uh Leave in the comments if you found other gooder better like this one where you can get quite in the nitty gritty of apps and websites. Ok, let me know. Um let us know in the comments, share it with everybody if you've got a good site that kind of breaks it down to this like very granular level of weird stuff of like I need a login screen. Look all the logins. Alright. That's it. I'll see you in the next video.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials

BYOL_Figma_Cheatsheet.pdf
Exercise_Files_-_Figma_Essentials.zip

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