November 3, 2017 at 9:03pm
The roadmap isn't set in stone. What do you want from our prototyping feature? And what do you tend to use it for? User tests, presenting to other designers, or something else?
Thanks for asking this by the way :-)
November 8, 2017 at 6:24am
November 8, 2017 at 6:33pm
Thanks -- this is useful info. What do you usually use your prototypes for? Demoing to other designers? User studies? Something else?
Rey - can you say more about what transition features you use in Marvel and keynote? Do you use slide-to-slide transitions (e.g. fade/slide, etc.)? How about magic move?
November 9, 2017 at 5:22am
Something like Magic move is definitely great but our team is focused on providing the best experience with as minimum dev time as possible. This is how I imagine things to happen. First, you will build a simple page transition and sticky nav, slide,fade in/out screen transition (Will jump ship already when this is done). Second, Something like magic move, or something like this — http://createwithflow.com/ still page transition but more sophisticated and a bit more control. Third, more fancy transition that can do most of Material design motion guidelines https://material.io/guidelines/motion/material-motion.html#material-motion-what-makes-a-good-transition . Lastly, I hope you could, keep it simple and also consider the dev side of animation because the problem right now is I can create the animation but development wise, it is hard or not feasible. Thanks for listening.
November 9, 2017 at 6:16pm
November 10, 2017 at 7:23am
Two more pieces of feedback I'd like to provide:
1)For the Figma Mirror App (Android) it would be good to have the option to view a frame with 100% or scaled to width. Let's say you start designing for iPhone X resolution and your phone has a smaller resolution. Currently the frame will only be "viewable" at 100% which means there is unintended horizontal scrolling. Of course you could scale the frame to fit your resolution, but that shouldn't be necessary.
2)For viewing a mobile prototype (clicking the Play button in the top right) the view isn't really as effective as it is in InVision. Besides the sticky header/footer thing the biggest problem is that there simply is no way to display the prototype inside a device's viewport (simulating how it would look on a physical device). You can only view it with 100% or scaling up/down.
As soon as your frame is scrollable vertically it just doesn't feel all that useful. So for me it would definitely make more sense if this was more like InVision or let's say Chrome Device Preview.
The reason I still prefer to use Marvel over Figma for prototyping:
1. Figma prototype url never loads on my mobile phone browser. It is a 2014 launched low-tier mobile phone. Marvel prototype loads smooth like butter.
2. Figma prototype has this title header overlay that is sticky. There is no option to hide it. Because of that the design starts after a certain height. It doesn't give the real application feel. With Marvel, it feels like I am actually testing/using the final product.
Hope awesome things are in the roadmap !
December 31, 2017 at 3:53pm
1. Sticky Header
2. States for Prototyping. Think of a Tabbar Navigation. Each Tab has it's own context. I don't want to restart the context every time I switch. Sorry for the multiple messages but "return" directly sends the message for me instead of starting a new line.
April 3, 2018 at 4:44pm
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April 26, 2018 at 2:13pm
Starting to use Figma with my team on a medium sized webapp and right now the wishlist is looking like:
1. Link between pages
Our file is structured 1 page per major view, it would be nice to have, for example, a global nav component that preserves its links to frames on multiple pages.
2. Option to hide pick whips
Anything sizable looks like a hot mess when you view it in the prototype tab. It would be great to be able to hide the pick whips and just use the sidebar to manage links and transitions
Like others have mentioned in the thread, for user testing it would be huge to be able to pin a group or frame relative to the top-left-bottom-right of the top level frame. In our case this would let us preserve fixed horizontal nav.
July 21, 2018 at 3:12pm
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