When it comes to making a prototype, there are many different software programs that you can use. However, Figma is one of the most popular and user-friendly programs out there.
In this article, we will show you how to make a prototype on Figma step-by-step.
The first thing you need to do is create a new file in Figma. To do this, click on the ‘+’ icon in the top left-hand corner of the screen.
A pop-up menu will appear; select ‘New File’ from this menu.
Once you have created a new file, you will need to add some frames to it. Frames are essentially the pages of your prototype.
To add a frame, simply click on the ‘+’ icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen and select ‘Frame’ from the pop-up menu.
Now that you have added some frames to your prototype, you can start adding elements to them. To do this, click on the ‘Elements’ tab in the top left-hand corner of the screen and then select the type of element that you want to add from the drop-down menu.
For example, if you want to add a button to your prototype, select ‘Button’ from the drop-down menu.
Once you have selected an element, simply click and drag it onto the frame that you want to add it to. You can then use the editing tools in the top right-hand corner of the screen to edit the element as desired.
For example, you can use the color picker tool to change the color of a button or the text tool to change its label.
Once you have added all of the elements that you want to your prototype, you can start linking them together. To do this, simply click on an element and then drag your mouse cursor to another element; a dotted line will appear between these two elements.
Release your mouse button when you reach the element that you want to link to and a pop-up menu will appear. From this menu, select how you want these two elements to be linked; for example, you can choose to link them so that clicking on one element takes you to another frame or so that hovering over one element triggers an animation in another element.
And that’s it!
. You have now successfully created a prototype on Figma!