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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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How to Create Nested Symbols in Sketch

by Wojciech Dobry

Sketch is not a complex tool, but it’s array of features can save you a lot of time – especially Symbols. In this tutorial, learn how to nest symbols in Sketch.

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The Ultimate List of 50 of the Best Sketch Plugins

by Wojciech Dobry

Designers love Sketch for its simplicity. They love it thanks to its plugins, which add numerous features. Here are 50 of the very best plugins for Sketch.

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Heuristic Analysis for UX – How to Run a Usability Evaluation

by Miklos Philips

What is a heuristic analysis? How do you run one effectively by employing a group of usability experts to dramatically improve a product’s UX?

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Using Emojis to Manage Sketch Files

by Wojciech Dobry

When it comes to large projects, browsing through layers in Sketch to understand what they do is not exactly a comfortable process even with good naming conventions. Unless you use something visual...like an emoji.

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Creating Mind-Bending Illustrations with Sketch and Looper in No Time

by Wojciech Dobry

An image is worth a thousand words. Learn how to create outstanding illustrations with the Sketch plugin Looper.

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Designing for Human Behavior: Defining the Intangibles

by Mike Slone

It is now possible to more accurately shape experiences that dynamically personalize content by coupling behavioral design with data science and analytics.

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Rethinking User Interface Design for the TV Platform

by Pascal Potvin

Designing for television has become part of the continuum of devices that require a rethink of how we approach user interfaces and user experiences.

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Designing for Interactive Environments and Smart Spaces

by Jamie Teresuk

Designing past mobile or desktop interaction boundaries and into the physical world opens up possibilities to create immersive environmental experiences.

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