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What's The Difference Between UI And UX In Figma

Lesson 4 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

What's The Difference Between UI And UX In Figma

Lesson 4 from: Figma UI UX Design Essentials

Daniel Walter Scott

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4. What's The Difference Between UI And UX In Figma

<b>In this lesson we will cover the difference between User Interface and User Experience. This is a useful lesson for beginners who are unsure on the difference between the two.</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's The Difference Between UI And UX In Figma

All right, let's talk about what U I versus UX is. If you already know you're allowed to skip this video, it's OK. And this is not gonna be a very like detailed, just give you an understanding of like the differences between the two cos it comes up a lot. Um So U I designed the simple way. This is all very simple. OK? The U I user interface versus UX, the user experience, OK? The U I is the way something looks and the UX is how it works, how somebody uses it. OK? So often the way it looks how it's used. And now in terms of being a U I designer, like U I designer is in charge, like up until UX became part of my life and a lot of us, it's kind of a newish and I did a lot of U I design. I designed a website and it was based a lot on my intuition like oh buttons should be this big and it should be over here. And traditionally things go over here in the N A. OK? So there was a lot of that and I'd give it to the client, they'd like it. Great. OK. But there was a big element missing the UX. O...

K? There was very little testing. OK. I had a, I had an idea of what would work. OK. But it was totally an idea. It was like a, a hypothesis of how it should work. And the UX part of being a UX designer is the taking that kind of U I OK? That layout and getting it in the hands of clients and testing it. OK? That part of it turns you from just a U I designer into, you know, the beginnings of a UX designer is getting it out there and actually testing that, did it work, did it do exactly? You know what I hoped it would do, you know um is the client when they click this button, do they go where they expected or were they surprised? OK. Is the language like let's say U I designer designs the button, OK. And the rounded corners and the beautiful gradient OK? Or the and the text in the middle, OK. The UX designer says that's great. Let's go and test that and says, you know, is it big enough, can they click on it? Is there enough contrast? Is it accessible for people? Maybe that have uh that are visually impaired? OK. It is, you know, is the hierarchy of buttons? Is this one too big because it feels like it should be doing something else. There's a lot of that side of things is the UX. Now, in all honesty, this course is based uh mostly around U I design cos we're learning fig A fig M is the creation of these things. The testing side of stuff, I'll give you a um you know, some ex some insights as we go along about what I would do at different testing phases. OK? But it is broader than what can be covered in this course. OK? But we'll do U I with a little bit of UX, OK? But fig A basically is we're learning software is why you signed up probably. OK? So it doesn't make you instantly a UX designer. The UX part is the, you know, taking it further than just moving pixels around on the screen is like giving it out there and getting it tested and changing things and testing things. That's UX. My little example that I'm kind of running through at the moment example. It's a, yeah, my bank updated its website and its app and it looks beautiful. The U I amazing. The UX is terrible. OK? I'm sure it went through some testing. I imagine it went through lots of testing. Not right at the end though because there's just, it's just simple things like um let's say that I'm typing in my password type type type, hit, enter, enter, enter. No, you gotta get the mouse and click the enter button. So I'm like why you know there's a in code. It's not hard. That kind of, I can't remember what it's called. When you get to the end. It will know that when you press enter, you mean this button here. So that's just one thing. Ok. Another thing you go into like updating, uh, I went to update a person in my standing orders like a direct debit or I'm not sure what you call it in your country, but a regular payment that I'm making. Ok. So went to find how to edit it. I'm like, have to delete it because I couldn't find anywhere, you know, and I'm tech savvy. I know how to use computers and I'm like, I couldn't find it. So I was like, oh, well, maybe I have to delete it and I've been doing this a few times. I was like, I'm gonna email them. Um and they're like, I just got to click the name of the person to edit it. I'm like, oh, that sounds simple. Go and have a look and you do. If you click the name of the person, it does go to edit it, but it's missing a couple of things, any sort of indication that that's possible, underline arrow, big sign tool tip. And the other weird thing about it is, you know, when your mouse mouse is kind of moving along and when you go over something clickable, it turns into the little hand, it doesn't do that. You just click it with the arrow and it's like, start clicking everything that must be hard to turn that thing off somehow it's off. There is a million in one of those little things. It's just come out. But I do have a problem with it anyway. I'm burbling and red won't do red again. This feels very ominous. Um, my little colored light, I just bought the colored light. You're going to see it all the way through this course until I get sick of it. Um But yeah, that's my UX story at the moment. You'll have them as well and that's the kind of thing if you're new to UX is keep those ideas open like they're terrible and they're a pain in the butt, but it's kind of language and stuff that you're gathering as a designer so that when you're working, you can avoid some of those things or at least, you know, when it comes back from testing, you're not surprised you're like, oh yeah, that thing that I hate as well is in this thing. So you are UX, that's my explanation for the moment. Alright. Next video.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials

BYOL_Figma_Cheatsheet.pdf
Exercise_Files_-_Figma_Essentials.zip

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