👩‍💻 | design

We were runner-ups at a global design jam!

Camp Figma cover art.
Camp Figma cover art.

01 — How we met

Our intro cards! Each card detailed our specialties and commitment level.
Our intro cards! Each card detailed our specialties and commitment level.
Our intro cards! We used these to match up with each other.

02 — Pre-design jam meet + greet

🌐 Understanding everyone’s goals

In our minds, winning would be great, but working towards a portfolio piece is a longterm investment.

🌐 Understanding everyone’s commitment level

🌐 Understanding everyone’s capabilities

A screenshot of our original roles at the start of the design jam.
A screenshot of our original roles at the start of the design jam.
How we split up the work the Friday before based on our strengths.

03 — Pre-design jam housekeeping

🌐 Understanding the brief

Our design brief: How can we help newer designers level up? How can we lower the barriers and warmly welcome new designers?
Our design brief: How can we help newer designers level up? How can we lower the barriers and warmly welcome new designers?

🌐 What problem are we going to solve?

A screenshot of our How Might We exercise on Figma.
A screenshot of our How Might We exercise on Figma.
A screenshot of our How Might We exercise on Figma.

🌐 Narrowing down our idea and gathering research

[ a gif of kirby being cute in a pool ]

Quick break:

04 — Jammin it out

A screenshot of us working together on Figma.
A screenshot of us working together on Figma.
A screenshot of some of us working through our user flow live on Figma.
Cover art for our plugin: FigBud! A plugin that suggests next steps to users based on their activity.
Cover art for our plugin: FigBud! A plugin that suggests next steps to users based on their activity.
Cover art for our plugin: FigBud! A plugin that suggests next steps to users based on their activity.

Getting out a stellar proposal was more important (and feasible) to us than making an okay-quality plugin. The best thing we could do now was sit back and relax.

05 — I ❤️ my team

A screenshot of our messages the moment we were announced as runner-ups!
A screenshot of our messages the moment we were announced as runner-ups!
Team Slack messages the moment after we were announced as runner-ups.

product design + community building @ Commsor | blogger + illustrator @ sukanyaray.cool

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