Design Process

Showing 1-8 of 90 results

Don’t Listen To Customers – Why User Research Matters

by Shane Ketterman

We shouldn’t listen to what customers say. Instead, we should focus on what they do. Deeper user research will allow us to find out the true needs, wants, and motivations of our customers.

9 minute readContinue Reading

How to Recruit UX Research Participants

by James Tucker

Finding the right UX research participants can result in valuable insights even from a mediocre UX testing plan. UX researchers should spend the time to identify and find the right participants.

9 minute readContinue Reading

Home Smart IoT Home: Domesticating the Internet of Things

by Kent Mundle

By adopting the smart home, are we forfeiting the security and intimacy our home—our most personal space—has given us over millennia?

8 minute readContinue Reading

Branding Is Dead, CX Design Is King

by Micah Bowers

CX design encompasses EVERY interaction that a customer has with a business. By adopting a CX mindset, brand designers will learn to meaningfully engage customers at multiple touchpoints.

6 minute readContinue Reading

Design Talks: Remote Working as a Digital Nomad Freelance Designer

by Luboš Volkov

We chat with Toptal Design Lead Lubos Volkov—who’s worked remotely his whole career—about tips and strategies for balancing life, work, and the pleasure of a remote setting.

7 minute readContinue Reading

The Complete Guide to UX Research Methods

by Miklos Philips

UX research provides invaluable insight into product users and what they need and value. Not only will research reduce the risk of a miscalculated guess, it will uncover new opportunities for innovation.

7 minute readContinue Reading

UX Myths – Prototyping, User Testing, and UX Deliverables

by James Tucker

Prototyping, user testing, and UX deliverables are important to the design process, but there are some UX myths that can put these processes at risk of being devalued by clients.

9 minute readContinue Reading

What Is Strategic Design Thinking and How Can It Empower Designers?

by Kent Mundle

Designers are not mere pixel pushers. If they improved communication and employed their skills more effectively through strategic design thinking, they could make a bigger impact with their work.

8 minute readContinue Reading

Join the Toptal® community.