Figma, a well-known company for its design tools, recently introduced FigJam AI. This is a set of new AI tools for their collaborative whiteboard service, FigJam.
FigJam AI helps by automatically making templates for common design and planning projects. This saves time because you don’t have to create these projects from the beginning, giving designers more time for important tasks.
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Features of FigJam AI and Availability Details
Starting from November 7th, FigJam AI is available for everyone to try during its open beta phase, and it’s free for all customers at the moment. We’ve asked Figma if FigJam AI will continue to be free when it’s fully released, and we’ll update this article with their response.
There’s a new “Generate” feature that offers pre-made suggestions for creating templates. These templates can be used for various things like flowcharts, icebreakers, brainstorming sessions, and 1:1 meeting plans. It also includes a text box where you can describe what you want in your own words.
The AI tool will also suggest some standard descriptions to include in the content. For instance, if you’re making a Gantt chart, it might suggest adding a timeline, the number of projects, and project milestones. Just like with manually created projects, users can edit or modify different parts of the generated projects as they like.
FigJam AI has some additional features as well. One of them is “Sort,” which arranges the virtual stickies (similar to real sticky notes used for ideas) into different groups based on common themes.
Another feature is “Summarize,” which quickly creates a summary of information from groups of stickies with just one click. These new tools can be used in conjunction with “Jambot,” which is a FigJam widget powered by ChatGPT. The company introduced Jambot in beta form back in August.
CEO on FigJam AI and Future AI Developments
Dylan Field, who is the co-founder and CEO of Figma, mentioned that the company is thinking about other AI-related improvements. These initial features in FigJam AI are a logical starting point.
The current FigJam AI beta uses OpenAI foundation models, but Field suggests they can easily switch to different AI models. We’ve asked Figma for more details on which OpenAI foundation models they are using and if they plan to offer the option to switch to another AI model in a future update.
Field explained, “For FigJam I think we’ve been really strategic. Across the entire Figma platform, we’ve thought about all the ways that AI can be useful and narrowed it down to a few use cases where we can bake it into the product in a deep way that really helps. It really matters that you’re not doing everything that you can possibly think of, but rather the things that are most impactful.”
Figma’s FigJam AI simplifies design work by providing templates and being easy to use. It’s currently in open beta, and it’s free for now. The CEO, Dylan Field, is considering more ways to improve it using AI and may change the technology they use. Figma wants to make sure they focus on features that really help designers.