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In this Figma tutorial for beginners, learn how to build a data visualization in Figma, when to use a Figma plugin vs library, setting up a Figma charts kit, Figma UI Kit for data, and how you can connect data to your Figma designs.
This discussion will also cover the pros and cons of building a library versus using a plugin and share some complex data set problems and how the Headway Design Team has solved them.
00:00 - Start
1:05 - Overview
2:27 - What is Data Visualization
8:24 - Review of Data Visualization Figma plugins
- Chart Plugin
- Charts Plugin
- Datavizer Plugin
31:14 - Build simple Data Visualization without plugins
43:31 Final Thoughts
1:02:09 - Questions
Figma data visualization plugins mentioned in the presentation:
What is a data visualization tool kit?
Data visualization is the graphical representation of information and data. By using visual elements like charts, graphs, and maps, data visualization tools provide an accessible way to see and understand trends, outliers, and patterns in data.
Benefits of data visualization
- Faster Action - the human brain tends to process visual information far more easily than written information
- Communicate Findings in Constructive Ways
- Understand Connections Between Operations and Results
- Embrace Emerging Trends
- Interact With Data
- Create New Discussion
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