[Guide] Generate UI with AI, directly in Figma

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Chinwe Uzegbu

Created on May 5, 2024

AI has transformed design processes, enabling designers to accelerate their workflows and produce results quickly. AI tools now assist with everything from generating ideas and sketching wireframes to creating refined UI designs.

UX Pilot is a notable AI tool that enhances design workflows and revolutionizes design communication, particularly for Figma users.

With UX pilot, you can turn a simple text prompt like:

A matchmaking platform that connects individuals based on their shared passions and interests

into this hi-fi design in a matter of seconds: 

If you're curious about how this works, we'll show you. This article explains a five-step process for using UX Pilot to create UI designs in Figma:
  1. Create an account

  2. Upgrade to the paid plan

  3. Launch the plugin in Figma

  4. Prompt the AI

  5. Edit your designs

So, if you’re ready to explore the power of UX Pilot, let’s get started.

About UX Pilot

UX Pilot is an AI-powered web app and Figma plugin that enhances every stage of your UX design process, from discovery to final design. This tool allows you to create interview questions, analyze interview transcripts, develop wireframes and high-fidelity designs, conduct design reviews, design custom workshops, and more.

Let's see how this tool can be used to generate UI designs in Figma.

How to generate UI designs and screens in Figma with UX Pilot

1. Create an account

To access UX Pilot's features, you need to sign up, which is a quick and easy process. Go to and click the 'Start for Free' button. You can register using either Google authentication or your email address. If you choose email, simply fill in your details, verify your email, and your account will be ready.

Once your account is set up, you can begin exploring UX Pilot for free. For full access to all features, including the hi-fi UI generator, consider upgrading to the paid plan at $6 per month.

2. Upgrade to the paid plan

On the homepage, click the 'Upgrade' button at the top of the screen. Then, select the unlimited plan and click 'Upgrade' again. Follow the prompts to complete your payment.

Once done, you’re ready to access UX Pilot’s premium features, including the hi-fi UI generator.

3. Launch the plugin in Figma

From your Figma design file, go to the plugins community and search for UX Pilot. Then select UX Pilot AI: UI Design & Wireframes from the available plugins. 

Or alternatively use this link.

Once the UX Pilot plugin window appears, it’s time to prompt the AI.

4. Prompt the AI

In the 'Write prompt' field, enter a short description of your project. For instance, let's have the AI create a landing page for a job search platform.

Prompt: Landing page for a job search platform.

One great feature of UX Pilot is its customization options. You can select your preferred colors and fonts, ensuring the design aligns with your style.

Now, back to our task. After entering your description, click 'Generate hifi design', relax, and let the AI quickly handle the rest. It only takes a few seconds.

Just like that, you have a high-fidelity mockup of your design. Every element is editable, allowing you to tailor it as needed.

Simple, isn’t it?

Now, let’s step it up. We’ll ask the AI to create high-fidelity designs for a matchmaking platform, but with a more detailed prompt.

Here’s what we'll do:

prompt: A matchmaking platform that connects individuals based on their shared passions and interests.

The AI successfully generated the homepage for the matchmaking platform, perfectly aligning with the provided text prompt.

The homepage boasts several impressive features:

  • A calendar to track your social events

  • An overview of your latest matches

  • Reviews to let you know what others are saying about the platform

  • Interest groups like food lovers and adventure enthusiasts to help you connect with your people.

These features can spark some creative ideas. Next, let's explore how UX Pilot aids in creating mobile designs. We'll refine our prompt and focus on a mobile app. Here’s our new prompt:

A matchmaking platform that connects individuals based on their shared passions and interests.

UI components:

  • A welcome message

  • A search field for users to find matches based on interest

  • Display cards showing recent matches

  • Display cards showing interest groups

Here’s the result:

We've included a search field, a welcome message, and cards for recent matches and interest groups, all in line with our specified color scheme and font. Impressive, right?

5. Edit your designs

A significant benefit of using an AI-powered design generator like UX Pilot is that it provides excellent initial designs that can be the basis for further creative development.

Editing these designs is as simple as modifying any Figma design. Just select the element you wish to change and edit it as usual in Figma.

In summary, UX Pilot offers a five-step process for efficiently creating UI designs in Figma.

Final Thoughts

Although UX Pilot is a relatively new tool, it has already shown its value to designers. As the design industry continues to evolve, AI-powered tools like UX Pilot can keep designers at the forefront of innovation and efficiency, reshaping our approach to design.

The article explores how AI is used to generate UI designs, showcasing one of the many capabilities of UX Pilot. The results are impressive. 

Why not give UX Pilot a try?

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