15 TED Talks Every Web Designer Should Watch
Paul Bennett Finds Design In The Detail
IDEO’s creative director, Paul Bennett tackles the challenge of reconciling consumers and corporations by starting with small details that effect client experiences. Bennett provides funny, entertaining examples of mundane and marginalized experiences that inspired people to see the world in new ways. This shift of perception is especially relevant to designers working with clients who are overlooking the tiny details that can improve design and experience.
Kevin Kelly: The Next 5,000 Days Of The Web
Recorded in 2007, this TED talk features Kevin Kelly. At a point when the World Wide Web is 5,000 days old, Kelly predicts the next 5,000 days of the Internet. The energetic publisher of Whole Earth Review and the exec editor of WIRED engages in a retrospective and forward thinking discussion of the one “big machine” we call the Web.
John Underkoffler: Pointing to the Future of UI
John Underkoffler unveils a futuristic interface controlled by hand gestures. Using special gloves, Underkoffler navigates images and data in fluid movements through space, networks and screens. As the science adviser for the film Minority Report, Underkoffler could actually be turning science fiction into reality with this invention.
Gary Flake: Is Pivot a turning point for web exploration?
The demonstration of Pivot is an interesting look toward the future of web browsing. With an emphasis on pattern recognition and data organization, this program transforms browsing into a more conscious and streamlined “exploration” through massive amounts of data.
Marco Tempest: The magic of truth and lies (and iPods)
Any designer or artist who has contemplated the magic and deception of art will be inspired by Marco Tempest’s brief, yet profoundly entertaining, meditation on the subject.
Paula Scher: Great Design is Serious (Not Solem)
Paula Scher discusses how her hate for the Helvectica typeface inspired the serious play that launched her legendary career. Join her as she dismisses solemnity and embraces the play that has revived her career over the years.
David McCandless: The Beauty of Data Visualization
David McCandless is a data journalist who sees information overload not as a problem, but as a design opportunity. Bringing information into relevant proportions, McCandless exposes hidden patterns as a data detective. He says that design is about solving problems and providing elegant solutions.