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What are Flows in Figma?

Lesson 87 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

What are Flows in Figma?

Lesson 87 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

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87. What are Flows in Figma?

<b>In this lesson we will look at Flows in Figma. Watch along to find out how to use Flows, what they're for and how to rename them.</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

What are Flows in Figma?

Hi, everyone. We're gonna look at flows. What are flows? That's these things. You've probably got flow one and flow three lying around somewhere and you're not sure how you got it. I'm gonna show you how to use them. Why? Four, how to rename them. All sorts of good stuff about flows in fig A. Let's jump in. OK. So do you already have some flows? You might have a bunch of them. OK. So go to prototype, I'm on my mobile one. I've got one flow, you might have another one. Why would you have more than one flow? It's because you're working on something else. Maybe down over here, you go to prototype it and you're like, I'm going to draw this to this one because this flow doesn't connect to this one at any stage. It goes. Oh, you need to start here and here. So you might end up with loads of them to get rid of them because you don't really know what they do yet. OK? You can have nothing selected. So click in the background beyond prototype and there's a bunch of flows and you can actually cli...

ck on them and delete them. OK? I have got a flow and it starts here. So what is the flow? Let's actually get going. So the only bit of prototyping I've done on this particular mobile mockup is on this page here. So it starts here. So it goes, I'm the beginning of the flow. You can start it somewhere else by clicking, holding and dragging it and say, actually start the flow there. And then when this button's clicked, OK? It goes to by now it goes all the way there. And when that one's clicked, it goes there, you start rigging it up. OK? So that's this particular photo. This is my e-commerce flow. So let's do that. Let's call it e-commerce flow. So I'm gonna click off in the background. I'm gonna name this one. I'm gonna call it Ecommerce flow cos that's what we've been kind of tasked to do, right? This is the task flow that we're doing. Let's say that we've been, we've finished that job now. We need to work on the login screen. OK? So it's another task flow. So I'm gonna go steal a login from somebody else. I found this one here from Bravo studio. Thank you very much, Man. Figment's great for the community. OK? So I'm gonna grab you, you, you, you see it's already rigged up under prototype, which is nice. I'm gonna copy it and it brings all the prototype stuff with it into here. Shift one to see everything I've got all of this stuff. What is this down here? It's junk. I've built throughout this course. I'm gonna paste this one down here. Should be above, but there's also junk up there. Junk everywhere. OK. So now at the moment though, there's no way of getting to here. OK. So if I go and preview it, how many pages have we got? We've got a bunch of frames. Let's preview it. So it started off with my flow. I've only got one flow. So it doesn't actually show me any others and I can click on this and go to work. But there's no way of getting to that login screen. OK? Because we're starting at the home page, we're already logged in, we're pretending so close it down. So we need another flow to create another flow. Let's click on this first page here and I'm gonna start uh flow from this point. OK? So this one's not gonna be called flow and it's gonna be called login. And it just means now when I go to my prototype, OK, reset, no, click this one. There it is. OK. I've got two kinds of flows. So I could be showing somebody and if they know what they're doing, they could say you could say look, there's two flows on the left, you can start which one you wanna go to. OK? Because they don't really connect. There's no way of kind of jumping across these two. So they're just, you could have multiple phones log in, maybe the cancellation screen, maybe the like how to change your user profile, how to reset a password. You have lots of different flows. If your um you know your prototype's getting quite big. So that's what flows are for. You can actually do some cool stuff. Like you can actually just start prototyping from hitting play rather than hitting up this one where it's unsure where you wanna start. You can say actually start from the login screen, please. OK? Or this one here start from this e-commerce flow. You can do a little bit more. You can see over here, there's not much going on so we can go nothing selected be on prototype, find my flow. You can click on it. No, you click on it here. You can add a description. I can't remember where. Oh, there it is. OK? So I've got it selected here and you can see this is a little pencil here in a description and you can say uh this is how to purchase the headphones. You can add quite a bit into the description. OK? And this might be uh this includes the updates from Doug Go so that when people are prototyping it, let's say the log in, they can see the screen and you can see this includes the updates from Doug. You get the idea go, you can close it down. Now I find that is probably I don't know, it's a little bit hidden over there. So what you can do is you can actually go to. So if I click off in the background, see these, there's this option that says, see there's a little link, you can copy that link and all it is is if I just type, it's just a URL, big long, ugly URL, but you could put that into an email. OK? And say, hey, Dave, this is the one I want you to um check. And what will happen is he'll go exactly to this login page. You just got one file, OK? But Doug or Dave or whoever's looking at the login responsible for the login can go straight there or maybe you've got an email with a couple of different links like hey check out the e-commerce flow here it is. Hey, check out the login here it is and just give them two separate links rather than trying to explain that you go into here and then click on this little thing that looks like a a box with a rectangle. Uh Just click the links. All right. That is why you have flows and you have probably flow three and flow 17. Just kind of like hanging about. All right. So that is it for flows. Um Yeah. Useful. Great when you rename them. Great. When you get a really big prototype going. All right. That is it, I will see you in the next video

Class Materials

Bonus Materials

BYOL_Figma_Cheatsheet.pdf
Exercise_Files_-_Figma_Essentials.zip

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