Figma v FigJam
Find out more about out tool of choice for designing, prototyping and digital whiteboarding. Figma is a collaborative environment for ideation through to final mockups.
Figma is a design tool and originally created as a tool for designing and prototyping user interfaces. Recently the product was extended to have a new file type called is FigJam; a digital whiteboard with many applications.
Figma is the only platform that brings together powerful design features such as UI design, prototyping and an integrated community of assets.
Figma is used within Phoenix Group by the design team to design, iterate and prototype our digital products.
Within Figma, we have our design system, Compound, which helps maintain the use of a consistent design language throughout our digital estate. The purpose is to align our component-based approach across design and development.
Figma is the modern design tool, replacing the likes of Photoshop, as it is more focused on UI design and prototyping. It leads the way in offering multiple users to work on a file simultaneously in the browser of desktop application. A perfect addition to our Hybrid working model.
FigJam aims to provide simple tools for collaboration amongst multiple users at the same type, perfect for hybrid working.
FigJam can be further extended with a range of plugins that provide additional features or more complex widgets which create some useful tools and fun toys for Agile ceremonies.
FigJam provides easy access to a range of templates to get started quickly. From brainstorming to popular Agile ceremonies a few range of templates are only a few clicks away.
One of the powerful aspects of Figma and FigJam is it’s community of users. They contribute a wide range of templates, plugins and kits.
Figma Community Screenshot
The vibrant community provides these assets for free and they can easily be added to any Figma project by “Installing” them to your profile.