BY JOHN ROOSE – DESIGNER @ TOPTAL #UIDesign #UserTesting #UX #UXDesign Design Testing Will Help You Build Outstanding Products That Work for People. User testing is known by many names: product testing, design testing, usability testing, design validation, etc. It’s about the critically important process of testing your designs with real users in real scenarios. … Continue reading "How to Conduct Usability Testing in Six Steps"
BY MICHAEL ABEHSERA – LEAD DESIGN BLOG EDITOR @ TOPTAL #ChangeTheWorld #Design #DesigningToys #UIDesign Read the Spanish version of this article translated by Yesica Danderfer It’s natural for designers to want to create apps that will disrupt the world order. Everyone wants to come up with the next big thing. But starting a project with … Continue reading "Don’t Try to Change the World, Design a Toy Instead"
BY VICTOR ABADIO – FREELANCE SOFTWARE ENGINEER @ TOPTAL Remote work, or working from home. A common dream that is becoming more and more a reality. When most people think about working in a home environment, they think they will be able to wake up late, work in their pajamas, not worry about traffic jams … Continue reading "A Remote Worker’s Guide To Staying Healthy"
BY NERMIN HAJDARBEGOVIC – TECHNICAL EDITOR @ TOPTAL Over the past several months, we’ve published a number of lifestyle posts encouraging people to try working remotely, or even to embrace a nomadic lifestyle. We are a distributed team, and our day-to-day operations involve a lot of online communication between people in different time zones, working … Continue reading "Things To Watch Out For While Working Remotely"
BY TASO DU VAL – CEO @ TOPTAL At Toptal, we’re building a software product that aims to revolutionize team creation, contracting, and human resources. Our remote team is completely distributed: we have no office, and we work from all around the globe. And when I say “all around the globe”, I mean all around … Continue reading "The Ultimate Remote Team Culture"
BY SCOTT BROWN – FREELANCE FINANCE EXPERT @ TOPTAL #CFO #Finance #Hiring The value of a CFO for a young company is a hotly contested topic. Many argue that they are unnecessary add-ons and that a small, savvy, well-trained financial team can satisfy the business’s needs. On the other hand, CFO’s bring a deeper and … Continue reading "How Long Can Your Startup Survive Without a Full-Time CFO?"
BY TOBY CLARENCE-SMITH – LEAD FINANCE BLOG EDITOR @ TOPTAL #Startup #unicorn #venturecapital Read the Spanish version of this article translated by Marisela Ordaz. Between 2013 and 2015, the number of Unicorns (private technology companies valued at over $1 billion) exploded from 16 to 140, marking an incredible growth spurt in valuations and positive sentiment … Continue reading "The Party Isn’t Over: A Deep-Dive into Why Unicorns Will Bounce Back in 2017"
BY KENT MUNDLE – DESIGN EDITOR @ TOPTAL #Communication #DesignCommunication #StrategicDesignThinking What should the role of the designer be in today’s times of complexity, unsurity, and frequent change? What is Strategic Design, and how can it empower the designer beyond traditional practice? Are designers a group of technicians and artists who produce products and artefacts … Continue reading "What Is Strategic Design Thinking and How Can It Empower Designers?"
Dressing Down Agreed, people should not be judged on what they wear because it has no influence on what the person can and cannot do. Let’s face it, looks matter to some extent. When going to a networking event or an informational interview, do not dress down. I want you to think of the networking … Continue reading "Are You Making These Networking Mistakes?"
Get that Career you want…. With a little help! Want to find a career where you can utilize your skills and abilities, want to ensure that the money you invested in your future is being put to use? Wondering where to start, or how to create a path to your goal, well here are 3 … Continue reading "3 Tips For an Effective Career Search"