Are Variables Worth the Hustle? Exploring the Impact of using Figma’s Variables and Conditionals in Prototypes

Litsa Babalis delves into the intricacies of using Figma’s variables and conditionals to create dynamic and complex prototypes with this article and takes us on a journey of exploration, highlighting the benefits and challenges of this powerful feature.

Litsa begins by introducing the concept of variables and conditionals, distinguishing them from the more familiar concept of variants. Babalis then dives into the four types of variables – color, number, string, and boolean – and how they can be leveraged to build prototypes that offer a more interactive and user-driven experience.

The overall message is clear: variables and conditionals in Figma are potent tools that can elevate the prototyping process, but they require a dedicated investment of time and effort to harness their potential truly.