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The Toptal Design Blog is a hub for advanced design studies by professional designers in the Toptal network on all facets of digital design, ranging from detailed design tutorials to in-depth coverage of new design trends, techniques, and technologies.

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The Mind's Eye – A Look at Data Visualization Psychology

by Tetiana Donska

Data visualization is an excellent way to tell a story about data. But are there best practices? When designing with data, there is much to be gained from exploring data visualization psychology.

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Lines of Communication – A Typeface History (with Infographic)

by Cameron Chapman

Typeface evolution has been slower than other areas of design but looking back over the past 500+ years shows staggering advancements, from the invention of the printing press to variable web fonts.

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The Past Is Still Present – An Overview of Timeless Design

by Damir Kotorić

Will there ever be a digital equivalent to the ageless wonders of industrial design? We share examples of timeless design and detail how designers can ensure digital relevancy for decades to come.

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How to Perfect and Leverage Remote UX Workshops

by Carlos Rosemberg

Conducting a remote UX workshop can be extremely challenging. To avoid disaster, it’s important that facilitators follow best practices, observe proven techniques and prepare thoroughly.

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How to Make the Remote Work Transition with Ease

by Cameron Chapman

A sudden transition to remote work can be challenging. Adopting an iterative approach, maintaining strong communities, and setting up a home office that’s built for productivity are keys to success.

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COVID-19: The Ultimate Design Thinking Use Case

by Miklos Philips

We are living in extraordinary times as COVID-19 continues to cause crises across the world. Could designers make use of design thinking to solve urgent problems and come up with innovative solutions?

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The Importance of UX and Design Thinking

by Igor Dinuzzi

There’s significant overlap between UX and Design Thinking. Like UX, Design Thinking is an iterative process where ideas breathe life based on the needs, thoughts, and behaviors of real users.

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Inclusive Design vs Accessible Design (with Infographic)

by Cameron Chapman

Stepping away from preconceived notions about “typical” users through an inclusive design process allows designers to create digital products that are user-friendly to the widest range of people.

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