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Part 3

Tools, Workflow, and Collaboration

You’ll cover:

  • The main software tools used by designers
  • How to use Figma, including a short Figma design brief
  • Design workflow tips and collaboration best practices

Total time: 8 hours

Work through the assignments in order.
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Introduction

1. Introduction to tools, workflow, and collaboration
Read 10 minutes

Design tools and software

2. An overview of design software
Read 10 minutes

3. Learn the basics of Figma
Practise 1 hour

4. Create a flyer design in Figma
Apply 2 hours

Workflow and productivity

5. Workflow basics
Read 10 minutes

6. File management basics
Read 10 minutes

7. Productivity basics
Read 10 minutes

Collaboration and teamwork

8. Collaboration basics
Read 5 minutes

9. Design critique basics
Read 5 minutes

10. Ask for feedback
Practise 1 hour

11. Iterate on the flyer design
Apply 1 hour 30 minutes

12. Provide feedback
Apply 1 hour

Wrap-up

13. Reflection on Part 3
Reflect 30 minutes

Finished Part 3? Nice work!

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In Part 4, it’s time for the good stuff — fonts, colours, and grids!

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