Connect FigJam to Condens

Do you want to include existing Figma prototypes of your product to Condens? Or user quotes from your Condens research project in a remote FigJam workshop? Maybe your team is familiar with Figma and it’s common practice to take notes from research sessions or for brainstormings in FigJam? When working with different tools, it’s essential to find simple and efficient ways to bring data from one tool to the other to support your current workflow.

Figma is a collaborative web application for interface design, with FigJam as a whiteboard platform. Here are 3 step-by-step-guides on how to work with Figma or FigJam and Condens.

Please note: It's also possible to analyze UX Research data on a whiteboard directly in Condens. Learn more here.

Use Case 1: Bring FigJam files to Condens

The FigJam integration makes it easy to reference and embed live FigJam files in Condens Artifacts and more. Your Stakeholders get an automatically updating view of the files.

Searches in Condens don’t include embedded FigJam files.

Follow these steps to embed a live FigJam file in any Artifact, Session, or Project description:

In FigJam

  1. Open the page of your FigJam file.

  2. Click Share in the toolbar.

  3. In the access settings of the share modal, choose Anyone with the link to make sure your link is public.

    Password-protected FigJam files cannot be accessed or viewed from an embed. If the file is only shared with members of your organization, they must be logged in to view the embed.

  4. Click Copy link.

In Condens

  1. - In any editor (eg. in a Session, text Artifact, Project description, etc.) use the next to an empty line or type ‘/’ and select FigJam.

    - In any Whiteboard Artifact, click (...) the left menu bar, search for FigJam, then select it and place on the Whiteboard.

  2. Paste the link in the respective field on the embed element.

You can find more details on how to retrieve the link to FigJam files here.

Use Case 2: Use Condens highlights in a FigJam board

Do you want to include user quotes from your research project in a remote workshop? Or do you want to bring highlights to an online meeting with stakeholders that are familiar with FigJam? There are many ways to bring individual highlights or a group of highlights from Condens to FigJam, like:

Import highlight quotes as plain text

  1. In Condens, select the user quotes you want to bring to FigJam. All copied quotes will appear within the same textbox.

  2. Use   to copy the content (or use / +).

  3. Define if the copy should contain the participant’s name and click on Copy as Text.

  4. Open your FigJam board.

  5. Paste the copied highlights with / +.

Import highlight quotes as sticky notes

  1. In Condens, select the user quotes you want to bring to FigJam.

  2. Click on to export the data either as a CSV or Excel file.

  3. Open the file and copy the relevant cells with / +

  4. Open FigJam and paste the cells to your board with / +. Select all items in the table. Type / +/ and search for the word sticky. Select Convert to Stickies and each cell will be placed on one sticky note.


Use Case 3: Bring FigJam notes to a Condens Session

Is your team familiar with FigJam and it's common practice to take notes from research sessions or brainstorm there? You can bring all FigJam notes to Condens in the structure you need. The notes from mindmaps, clustered sticky notes or other FigJam board elements can be brought to Condens either as a list containing all notes or as structured single elements. Here’s how to go about this:

Copy notes compiled as a list

In FigJam, select the notes that you want to bring to Condens. Copy the notes and paste them to a Condens Session. All notes are listed one after the other in the text editor.

Import notes as single sections

  1. In FigJam, select the notes that you want to bring to Condens.

  2. Export the data by clicking right, choose Export Selection and select CSV.

  3. Open Condens, navigate to your research project and click on to bulk-import data.

  4. Select your CSV file created from FigJam.

  5. Define how you want to import the data by naming different sections, defining data types, or excluding fields. You can find more information on how to define fields for CSV-Import here.

  6. Click Import Session

Add other FigJam elements

When you want to add FigJam elements like a mindmap to Condens Sessions or Conclusions, there are two more options: add FigJam elements as an image or PDF file.

  • Import as image: Select the relevant elements in FigJam, right-click and choose Copy as PNG. Open Condens and paste the elements as an image, for example, to notes in a Session or a Condens Conclusion.

  • Import as PDF: Select the relevant elements in FigJam, right-click and choose Export Selection and PDF. Upload the file to a Condens Session by using Drag and Drop or clicking next to Session name.

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