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Testing On Your Phone with Figma Mirror

Lesson 24 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

Testing On Your Phone with Figma Mirror

Lesson 24 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

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24. Testing On Your Phone with Figma Mirror

<b>In this lesson we will take a look at Figma Mirror. This helps us test our prototype designs on our phone. It is very useful for testing.</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

Testing On Your Phone with Figma Mirror

Hello. Uh This is the other side of my office. You normally looking from that way across this way, this is that way, looks like my junk and my sound boards to try and make it sound nice. Uh, and it's night time, it's not kind of moody. It's just actually dark. Uh, it's about 11 o'clock at night and we're making courses for us. Um, and in this video, we are going to be looking at something called fig a mirror. What is it? It's a way of testing our, you know, we're on the computer trying to design a phone website, a mobile first website. Ok. Or an app. Ok. There's no point spending all your time on there. You need to be testing it on the device, that thing. Ok. So there is an app you can download from either the Android or the, um, Mac app store. You can tell I don't use it. Um, but it's called Fig Mirror. They might be changing that name. Um, check in the comments if they have updated it, but it's called fig A mirror. You sign in with your fig a user name and password then somehow magic...

ally just how it's happening. You don't have to be on the same network, it's magic. Um And basically what happens is uh can I show you here? Um I'll show you, can you zoom in on that? You kind of can basically if I click on different things here on my desktop, you, you can't see what I'm doing over here. But if I click on my details page, where is it, details page there, It is click on my check out. So it's kind of live updating and even better. It's actually live and interacting. So will this work? Maybe? So click on my home button. What can you say home button? Home button's too small. Cos I can barely click on it and you can't see what I'm doing. Buy now button. Look there. Ok. Now, purchases, what is it focusing on? Is it focusing on the right thing? Maybe fades? Oh, look how good this is. So I can actually work on it. And the big thing I'm gonna show you is the buy now button is too small. The text look fine on desktop but it's teeny tiny in there. Ok. The purchase button looks all good. We're gonna go to buy now. Um How is this filming the camp? This is probably terrible. But hey, that purchase button feels good to me. I'm finding it very hard to click on the buttons along the NAV as well. They just need to be. They don't need to be bigger, they need to be smaller with a bigger area around them. So a frame to make them bigger logos, too small text on the purchase page is good with the checkout page. Um And I do get stuck on the Learn More page. I don't have any sort of like prototyping off the uh the um more de product details page. I forgot to add it. You probably saw it in the last video but it's when you get to this kind of stage and you're like testing it on your own. You're like, oh, I forgot that bit. Well, that's way too small or that's a hideous color green. Ok. So um actually that's probably pretty good and 01, let's do a live update. Cos that's pretty cool. I'll I'll adjust the zoom so we can do it a little bit better. You wait there, I'm gonna change the camera. Alright. So probably should have done this at the beginning. Uh watch this it live updates. I'm moving stuff around on my desktop. So you're looking at my laptop there, my phone over there. Um and yeah, you can just kind of work. So when I'm working, especially at this initial stage getting font sizes and stuff ready. Uh I just kind of like I don't have it propped up. I just have my phone lying down on the ground. Uh but so you can see it. Um this is really handy. Now I can go through and say actually font size here. What do I wanna do? It's a group. So I'm gonna go into my group and I'm gonna use up and down until I find something. What I'm looking at is I am keeping my eye out on my phone here. Ok. That's what I'm looking at. I'm like, is that an approachable fi uh, size? What you'll find is pretty much always 16 is good. Ok. You can't see it cos it's on this side of my, uh, desktop, but I've gone to 16 points that generally is and brain. A good one. Gay can't wreck it. 15 if you're trying to be cool and fancy and trying to keep it small. But if you get down around the twelves and 13 points, it becomes quite a tricky thing to, it's fine for some things, but for a big old click now, buy button, it feels a bit small. So I wanna go through and let's make this a bit bigger and the cross center them together there. I don't have to do the same for the, uh, learn more button. It's hard doing it one handed. I need my hands over here, but I don't want my hairy knuckles in the video, but you get the idea, you can make changes really quickly, be seeing what it looks like on a phone. Ok. It's pretty much instantaneous. I'm, I don't know. I'm pretty amazed by how that works. So, yes. If you're designing for tablet, have a tablet, if you're designing for desktop, it's a bit easier. Cos you can just do it on your desktop, a mobile phone or an app. OK? Or a mobile first website, like we're doing OK, desktop is part of our plan, but it's secondary, most of our audience is gonna be coming from uh paid ads. Cos I talked to the client about it. Those are the kind of conversations you talk about as well like lead generation. Where is it all coming from? It's coming from Facebook ads, it's all gonna come from mobile phones. If it's coming from youtube, how to videos like a lot of my courses do, then it's desktop first. So what kind of questions are you gonna get into as a UX designer? What are we designed for first? Alright. It is late and surprisingly hot with all these cameras and uh lights going. I am going to let's make another video before we go to bed. Alright. That is fig a mirror and testing your prototype on your phone. See a bit.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials

BYOL_Figma_Cheatsheet.pdf
Exercise_Files_-_Figma_Essentials.zip

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