Making community templates to teach others
I create a number of templates inspired by activities I make in the design classroom. I shared some of those templates as an article shared on the Figma Blog. For more of my templates, you can also visit my Figma Community Profile for additional files.
For the last two years, I have been sharing much of my experimentation with Figma Design on Twitter. I will often test out new features, or share something that I am working on for my students. This is like a public testing ground for ideas, and also serves to pique the interest of other designers and students.
Figma is all about open design, and demonstrating process and design intentionality. There is something about the user interface and cleverness of the tools that makes it genuinely fun to engage and share process. It makes sense to discuss Figma in a public space, sharing experiments like making responsive typography and print.
I like to make parallels with my lecture materials in tweet form. Like with this classic oscilloscope/light pen display next to Figma's vector networks.
I love distilling complex concepts down with a 5 second video tweet. Like demonstrating constraints, grids, and responsiveness.
Classroom Community Files
These were featured examples as part of a blog post done in coordination with Figma's Education team. The goal was to publish a bunch of community files for educators by an educator to demonstrate the different types of activities you can use in the classroom with Figma.