Why UX writers should learn Figma

Figma has taken the UX design community by storm over the past couple of years. No doubt you’ve heard your design counterparts talking about it, and maybe you’ve viewed wireframes or dabbled a bit on the page yourself.

Why learn Figma?

Figma has been revolutionary for design collaboration. And it helps take UX writers a step further: we have a better ability and more tactical approach to getting involved in the design process early on.

  • You can convey your ideas easily. If you learn how to make shapes and manipulate text in Figma, you’re already speaking a visual language. This allows you to quickly express how you’d like a design to be altered, or try your hand at creating a wireframe from scratch. This is what really empowers content to be considered earlier on in the process, rather than an afterthought to be added into the design later on.
  • Less gets lost in translation. Rather than working across Google Docs and design files, Figma allows you to keep everything in one place. If you’re able to work in the same space that Design, Engineering, and Product coalesce, there are fewer opportunities for designers to hand off incorrect copy or present filler text to stakeholders

Where to start?

Observe and practice