Figma, best known for its product design applications, has announced FigJam AI – a new set of generative AI tools for its FigJam collaborative whiteboard service that creates ready-to-use templates for common design and planning projects. The idea is that FigJam AI can reduce the preparation time needed to manually create these collaborative whiteboard projects from scratch, leaving designers time to focus on more pressing tasks.
FigJam AI is available in open beta starting November 7 and is “currently free” for all customer tiers. We’ve asked Figma to clarify whether FigJam AI will remain free to use when it goes into general availability and will update this article if we hear back.
A new Build feature provides a selection of suggested prompts for creating templates for things like flowcharts, icebreakers, brainstorming sessions, and 1:1 meeting planners, along with a text box where you can describe what you want. you want it to generate in your own words. The AI will also suggest some predetermined descriptions to include in the content; For example, it will propose adding a timeline, number of projects, and project milestones when generating a Gantt chart. Users can delete or adjust sections of generated projects in the same way as they do with manually created projects.
FigJam AI also includes Sort, which automatically organizes sticky notes (the platform’s virtual equivalent to real sticky notes for jotting down ideas) into different groups based on key topics, and Summerize, which creates a summary of information extracted from groups of notes. adhesives with just one click. . These new features can be used in conjunction with jambota FigJam widget powered by ChatGPT that the company released in beta in August.
In an interview with The edge, Figma co-founder and CEO Dylan Field said the company is considering other developments related to artificial intelligence and that these initial features for FigJam AI are “an obvious place to start.” The current beta version of FigJam AI uses OpenAI base models, which Field says can easily be swapped out for other base AI models. We’ve asked Figma to clarify which base OpenAI models are being used and whether it will offer to switch to another AI model in a future update.
“I think we’ve been really strategic for FigJam,” Field said. “Across the Figma platform, we’ve thought about all the ways AI can be useful and narrowed it down to a few use cases where we can build it into the product in a deep way that really helps. It really matters that you are not doing everything you can imagine, but rather the things that have the most impact.”