This post was written by Ondřej Dostál, Designer for Toptal. A design sprint is a methodology invented by Jake Knapp and Google Ventures used to validate ideas through design, prototyping, user testing, and collaboration in only five days. While it won’t leave us with a finished product, it’s debatably the fastest and cheapest way to validate business … Continue reading "How to Conduct an Effective Design Sprint"
BY SERGIO ORTIZ – DESIGNER @ TOPTAL #Design #IoT #ProductDesign #UIDesign #UXDesign One of the next technological revolutions on the horizon is the emerging platform of the Internet of Things (IoT). The core of its promise is a world where household appliances, cars, trucks, trains, clothes, medical devices and, much more would be connected to … Continue reading "How to Design Delightful Experiences for the Internet of Things"
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 MIKLOS PHILIPS – UX DESIGNER @ TOPTAL #Design #EmotionalDesign #FunctionalDesign Designing for customer delight can lead to competitive advantage and growth. “Design is really an act of communication, which means having a deep understanding of the person with whom the designer is communicating.” ― Donald A. Norman, The Design of Everyday Things The reward … Continue reading "Design for Emotion"
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?"
In the first part of this series, we discussed domain names and how to get an setup an account on one of the major site creation providers. Today we’ll talk about some of the content which should be provided on a personal site and how to apply this to a basic design on WordPress. Personal … Continue reading "Personal Branding – Online Branding – Basic Personal Website Design"