FlowMapp x Figma. All stages of UX Research on a single platform
May 5, 2020

Having a single platform for managing a project at all stages of UX Research remains an urgent challenge today. Often when working with a client there can be misunderstandings due to chaotic comments and forgotten edits. Such issues are directly related to the number of services, messengers and social networks used by the project manager to establish communication and present the product to the client. Relying on memory, the search for relevant information in this chaotic system can turn into torture. In this article, we would like to tell about how to integrate Figma prototypes into FlowMapp and use this bundle as a single platform to manage the project.


1. First Step

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Starting a new project, we will face a number of necessary actions, such as fixing requirements and coordinating a technical task. Building a detailed site map improves the project understanding and simplifies the requirements fixing, thereby speeding up the preparation of a technical task. FlowMapp also allows you to work out User Flow, prior to the prototype development and place convenient links to it within the description of any sitemap card.


2. Talks, Talks

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In spite of the general development of UX design, and the emergence of well-thought-out interfaces, the manager has to remember that it is not always easy for the client to navigate through the endlessly increasing flow of new services. The difficulty and time spent on the exploration of new interfaces can lead to a misunderstanding arising between the manager and the client, complicating the coordination processes and can create an artificial increase in the cost of development.For this reason, it is so important for both parties to maintain the established communication experience. Using FlowMapp and Figma as a single platform for UX Research can help you solve this issue.


3. Familiar place

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Figma is a great tool to prototype differently detailed screens, in conjunction with FlowMapp, it allows you to narrow the focus of attention by creating a single system for communication with the Client and allowing you to close the UX Research chain based on a single platform. On the way to solving the fundamental UX Research issues, the client will familiarize himself with the FlowMapp interface, leave the first comments and mark the edits in the sitemap cards. In order not to force the client to search for links to actual prototypes in instant messengers or mail, you can use the convenient “Add Main Link” function in the sitemap card interface, which is familiar to the client, to link the current prototypes created in Figma.

In fact, this simple action, together with the ability to create links in the card description to other sitemap cards, opens up the possibility of creating a full-fledged Prototype User Flow. You can try these services in the project following the link. Thanks to Page Covers presentation mode and the most user-friendly UI FlowMapp, the client has a convenient way to navigate the project, and the manager has a clearly organized project history with all the comments and edits.


4. Not Looking Back

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Experience has shown that the project handover is not always its logical completion. And there is always the possibility that the manager may need this or that information on the submitted project over the course of time. Without having a single platform, he will again need to rely on his own memory. In addition, the more time passes after the project is handed over, and the more submitted projects appear, the more difficult it is to navigate dozens of abandoned chats and forgotten passwords from the services on which the accounts were created for the project. To stop the chaos in the project manager work, saving him from frustration and subsequent burnout, FlowMapp has a convenient system for projects archiving. Archiving allows you to focus on current tasks, and refer to submitted projects only as needed.

2019 poses new challenges for us. The ability to cut off information garbage and focusing on the main thing-are the main priorities of the Designer while working on the Project. Trying to keep tons of information in mind leads to helplessness and loss of quality control arising in the workflow.Working with the FlowMapp+Figma bundle helps you be more productive-consolidating all the information on a single platform, unloading your head to work on creative solutions.