Automating design handover with the Figma API

Victor Nystad

Lightning talk - in English

Figma represents the next evolution in UX design software, where the tool you use to design for the web is actually built using web technology – and where client feedback mechanisms and team collaboration features are built in from the start instead of relying on cumbersome workflows and third party services. 

Figma bridges the gap between designers and developers by allowing us to hook into the API and automate the design handover with the help of design tokens – so that updates in the design can ripple through the implementations in code without requiring manual work from a developer.

This talk is about how we’ve used this approach to build the Equinor Design System, and the caveats you need to be aware of to make this work successfully.