How To Design Ui In Figma

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Figma is a widely used and efficient design tool utilized by UI/UX designers across the globe. It operates on the cloud, allowing for remote access to your work and real-time collaboration with your team. This tutorial will provide an overview of using Figma to design your user interface (UI).

Getting Started with Figma

The first step is to create an account and sign in to Figma. Once you’ve opened the Figma app, you’ll be greeted by the welcome screen. Let’s start by creating a new project. Click on the ‘+’ icon on the top right of the screen and select ‘Design File’ to open your design canvas.

Figma Interface Overview

The Figma interface is divided into different sections:

  • Toolbar: This contains tools for creating and editing shapes, text, and images.
  • Layers Panel: This shows the different elements in your design. You can organize them into frames, groups and layers.
  • Inspector Panel: This is where you modify the properties of your selected elements.
  • Canvas: This is your workspace, where you will create and design your UI.

Creating Your First UI Element

The first element we will create is a button. From the toolbar, select the ‘Shape’ tool and choose ‘Rectangle’. Click and drag on the canvas to create a rectangle. To make it a rounded corner button, select the rectangle and in the Inspector panel, adjust the ‘Corner Radius’.

Adding Text to the Button

Now, we need to add some text to the button. Select the ‘Text’ tool from the toolbar and click inside the rectangle you created. Type the text for your button. To center the text, select both the text layer and the rectangle and use the ‘Align Horizontal Centers’ and ‘Align Vertical Centers’ options from the toolbar.

Styling Your UI Elements

You can style your UI elements using the Inspector Panel. Select the layer you want to style, and you can change the color, font, size, alignment, and more.

For instance, to change the color of our button, select the rectangle layer, go to the ‘Fill’ option in the Inspector Panel, and choose your desired color.

Creating a Prototype

Figma also allows you to bring your designs to life with prototyping. You can add interactions to your elements and see how your UI would work in a real application.

To add an interaction, select your element and click the ‘Prototype’ tab in the Inspector Panel. Under the ‘Interaction’ section, click the ‘+’ button. Here, you can define what happens when the user interacts with your element (e.g., Click, Hover).

Sharing Your Design

Once you’re satisfied with your design, you can share it with others. Just click the ‘Share’ button in the top right corner, and you’ll get a link that you can send to others. They can view your design, interact with your prototype, and even leave comments.


Figma is a fantastic tool for creating UI designs. It’s easy to use, powerful, and collaborative. With this basic guide, you should be well on your way to creating amazing UI designs. Happy designing!