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Figma’s prototyping features to create complex interactions.

If you have been working as UI UX designer then the first thing which comes to everyone now a days is Figma tool , which provides a wide number of features to create our website, applications, logos etc.

So , let’s talk about prototyping feature in Figma . As a designer we try to make our design fully accessible and interactive by using prototyping features  .

What is prototype?

 Prototypes are detailed, interactive versions of designs that closely match the look and feel of the final product.

 Prototype must have these three pieces: visual elements like color, images, icons, and typography; navigation to help users move between screens; and interaction, like gestures and motion, which make the prototype function. 

What are prototyping features and how to use them ?

Figma has advanced prototyping features  that allow designers to create interactions and animations for their designs. Here’s how you use it:

First, create your screen in Figma. Make sure you have all the elements you need for interaction or performance.

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Select the frame you want to prototype and click the Prototype tab on the right panel.

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Select an interaction effect, such as a click button or swipe gesture, and the purpose of the interaction.

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Customize animations or transitions between frames.

Use these following interactions:

  • On Click / On Tap
  • While Hovering
  • While Pressing
  • Mouse Enter
  • Mouse Leave
  • Mouse Down / Touch Press
  • Mouse Up / Touch Release
  • After Delay

Figma has nine triggers available:

  • On Click / On Tap
  • On Drag
  • While Hovering
  • While Pressing
  • Key[board]/Gamepad
  • Mouse Enter
  • Mouse Leave
  • Mouse Down / Touch Press
  • Mouse Up / Touch Release
  • After Delay

Figma has six actions:

  • Navigate to
  • Change to
  • Open overlay
  • Scroll to
  • Swap overlay
  • Back
  • Close overlay
  • Open link
  • Play video
  • Pause video
  • Play/Pause video
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The destination is the last step in a prototype interaction. This could be another screen in the prototype, or an overlay that appears above the current screen.


Figma has 8 animations available:

  1. Instant
  2. Dissolve
  3. Smart Animate
  4. Move In
  5. Move Out
  6. Push
  7. Slide In
  8. Slide Out

They have 3 overflow behaviors available:

  1. Vertical Scrolling
  2. Horizontal Scrolling
  3. Vertical and Horizontal Scrolling

Easing determines the acceleration of the transition between a starting frame and its destination

easing animations include:

  • Linear
  • Ease In
  • Ease Out
  • Ease In and Out
  • Ease In Back
  • Ease Out Back
  • Ease In and Out Back
  • Custom

Test your model by clicking the play button in the upper right corner of the Figma interface.

Figma’s prototyping features are powerful and flexible, allowing designers to easily create interactions and animations. With a little practice, you can use Figma to create interactive, interactive models that bring your designs to life.

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