Just the tool for UI and UX work
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 07, 2019

Just the tool for UI and UX work

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Figma

We used Figma as an intermediary step for design sign-offs before starting development work, as there was no formal UX team in-house. The aim of this was to introduce design consistency and provide a talking point between engineers and stakeholders so that any issues with UI and usability could be resolved before committing to the final build.
  • Symbols and shared assets.
  • Sharing and document management.
  • Vector design tools.
  • Easy exports.
  • Collaboration.
  • Limited range of design tools.
  • Desirable design system tools behind a paywall.
  • Time-saving by discussing UI solutions, avoiding rebuilds.
  • Ease of use means faster output.
  • Designs for vector graphics used in production.
Figma compares to these other software packages as it seems to combine the best aspects of each, whilst simplifying its own interface to make usage more intuitive.
Although Illustrator is still excellent for vector illustration work, and Sketch does appear visually fairly similar, Figma plugs a nice gap in the market for UI and design system creation software.
As far as I’m aware features for Figma are released fairly regularly, and there’s a strong community around it.

Do you think Figma delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Figma's feature set?

Yes

Did Figma live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Figma go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Figma again?

Yes

Figma is excellent for POC and rapid prototyping. The range of tools offered within the free tier is excellent and can really help accelerate design work, particularly for those lagging behind with old versions of Adobe software, or even free design software.
Figma is excellent for UI designs suited to web or other forms of applications.