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How do you start a prototype in Figma?

Last updated on September 24, 2022 @ 7:13 pm

When starting a new project in Figma, the first step is to create a prototype. A prototype is a low-fidelity representation of the final product that can help you test and validate your ideas.

There are a few different ways to create a prototype in Figma. You can use the built-in prototype tool, or you can use one of the many third-party prototyping tools available.

Regardless of how you create your prototype, the key is to keep it simple and to test your ideas quickly. This way, you can ensure that your final product is the best it can be.

To create a prototype in Figma, follow these steps:

1. Create a new project.

2. Select the “Prototype” template.

3. Select the “Create a Prototype” button.

4. Select the type of prototype you want to create.

5. Select the appropriate tools and components.

6. Add your content.

7. Preview your prototype.

8. Share your prototype with others.

9. Make modifications to your prototype.

10. Finalize your prototype.

Once you’ve completed these steps, you can preview and share your prototype with others. If you need help creating a prototype in Figma, our support team is available 24/7.

PRO TIP: If you’re new to Figma, starting a prototype can be a daunting task. Here are a few tips to help you get started:

1. Choose the right file type for your prototype. If you’re just starting out, we recommend using a Static Mockup or an Interactive Mockup.

2. Once you’ve chosen your file type, create a new file and add your assets. If you’re using a Static Mockup, simply drag and drop your images onto the canvas. For an Interactive Mockup, you’ll need to add frames and hotspots to link your screens together.

3. Once your assets are in place, it’s time to start prototyping! In the Prototype tab, select the type of interaction you want to use (for example, click or hover) and then click on the element you want to trigger the interaction. Finally, choose where you want the user to go next (for example, another frame or screen).

4. That’s it! Your prototype is now ready to share with others. Just click the Share button in the top-right corner of the window and enter their email addresses.

Morgan Bash

Morgan Bash

Technology enthusiast and Co-Founder of Women Coders SF.