Wouldn’t it be valuable for different stakeholders in a design process to have a dedicated section in Figma to create their own specific design annotations?
What if we had a customisable properties section in the Inspect panel with the possibility to add different design annotations on specific frames, components or elements on a page? …Meta data linked to a specific entity on a specific page in the Figma project.
I currently try to push the agenda to make Figma our “single-source-of-truth” in digital projects in our organisation. An option to add different annotations to the design would help me greatly to achieve that.
To ensure consistency and to make Figma the “single-source-of-truth”, we need to be able to add different data to the design (in different parts of the design process), for example:
Specific behavior descriptions (“what happens when you press the button/link on the specific screen state and with these specific preconditions in a connected solution setup”)
Comments for user flow design (like “embedded comments” not with the “add comments” feature, but for the developer to read about the specific design intentions)
UX text versioning data (to communicate iteration/review of the texts between departments and stakeholders)
Company-specific reference data for code classification (to note and map the design with predefined classifications)