Asynchronous collaboration occurs in Figma using the comments functionality. Everyone at Joyous is at least a read-only user in Figma.
Our product folks will invite the entire company to review a chunk once the initial design is ready. We slack a link to the Figma file to everyone and invite them to make comments.
This is great because comments are made right in the place we need to consider them.
Our product folks either:
- Respond with an explanation,
- Discuss further,
- Or if it's obvious adjust the design, annotations or prototype immediately.
Comments remain open until the discussion closes or adjustments are made.
This asynchronous collaboration continues throughout the remaining stages of the process.
Figure 20 Many people commenting at once shortly after a design was shared for review