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What are Teams vs Projects vs Files in Figma?

Lesson 93 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

What are Teams vs Projects vs Files in Figma?

Lesson 93 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

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93. What are Teams vs Projects vs Files in Figma?

<b>In this lesson we will explain the differences on what are teams, projects and files in Figma.</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 Teams vs Projects vs Files in Figma?

Hi, everyone in this video. We're gonna talk about what are teams and what are projects and what are design files and those design files? What's the difference between ones in the project part of your website and the differences between the ones in drafts? All right, let me show you all how that works. OK. Let's talk about the differences. So, files are what we've been working on so far. That's this project we're working on. OK. You can have a bunch of different files, files can live in drafts or they can live inside of a project or as a project. Um Well, actually let's jump to team. Team is like the company name or let's say that it is, uh you're working at a really large company. It might be like a division, it might be sales or marketing or, I don't know, Asia Pacific. OK. That could be your team inside of that team are different projects. OK. Ecommerce website might have. So this is my project inside of it. It might have that website that we're making the mobile version. It might h...

ave another file that we create. So we're working on E Comverse V one, there might be another design file in that project called V two. There might be an app version, there might be an I OS and Android version. There also might be files in here to do with the launch of the website. OK. So this project, it's kind of like a high level one of the company for the free version, you get as many teams as you like. OK? But you only get one project. OK? So if I go here and I say I want another project, please, it says, hey, you've already got one, you're only allowed one on free. OK. And what you do is you share teams with people so I can click on sky headphones and say, OK, I'm working with another designer, not maybe my client. OK? Because I'll talk about that actually in a second. So other team members. OK? I can add the other designers that I'm working with. OK? And they will have access to our different projects. And these projects over here, these projects allow us to kind of uh separate all the work we're doing rather than just dumping them all into kind of like one big file. So why do we have drafts and then why do we keep files in both our, yeah, both our projects and our drafts. So drafts is a nice place to have your stuff before anybody can see them. Because obviously, if I share my team, they can see inside my project and see my half finished work and then they could be judging me. I'm not ready to be judged. Ok. So that's one reason you can keep things in draft. Nobody else can see them just yet. And I guess that's the reason you have this project is that you can edit. So the other team can find it. You don't have to kind of send them a link every time. So here's this other file that's an email buried somewhere. OK? They all just appear here and any other UX designer or marketing or sales that are using fig A OK? They can jump in or your developers can get in here and actually have a look at the files for e-commerce project. OK? To see everything in here. So private, public uh public with the people that you, you've shared the team with. Does that make sense? You might be thinking, well, I'm just going to keep you anything in drafts. OK. And then just share it like this and that's fine. You can get a bit further like you can get reasonably fast so I can share it with people that can view. OK? But I can't get them to see uh if I want to add somebody else to edit it, be able to copy and paste things from it, make amends inside of this file. It has to be in a project. And remember you've only got one project for a team for the free one. But yeah, in drafts, you can only do a couple of things. I can share it out. Remember we did it before we shared it with Doug Doug added he could view it and he could comment on it, which is cool, but there will be a point where you're working with another designer like I do and I have to actually share the file with them. So it has to go into a project which is part of a team. One of the other limitations for free is at the moment is that um I can only have three files here in my project. So one project, three files that I can share with my uh other design buddies. But as uh like a freelancer, I'm gonna have more than one team. So that is the company that I'm working on. OK? I need to have, you can have as many teams as you like. OK. So say I'm working on another company. Furniture, furniture. Hello? OK. I can add my collaborators to this team. I'm gonna skip that for now. I have got a paid version. OK? Um But I'm just using the free one for this course. OK. So you can have as many teams as you like at the moment, but only one project, one file. So if you're a super frugal designer, OK. And you can get kind of by, by having just lots of teams, one project. The trouble is you have to share like a bunch of different teams with people. And I don't know, it gets to a point where actually depending on your professionalism, how much work you're doing in it, that it's actually just too hard to try and manage all these different teams. One project three files, you know, let's say you get four files, you have to create another team, share that team with that same person. And yeah, that's where it can get messy. But remember these things do change. And also if you are a student or an educator, like I am, you can get a free version, go to fi a.com and check it out. There is a free option for educators and for students. But if you are feeling frugal, there is one thing that might push you over and it's library. So I will um show you libraries in the next video. So you're ready. Teams kind of like company name. You have different projects, you can have files in those projects. All right. 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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