Ladan Wise

Product development Manager, TED
Brooklyn, NY, United States

About Ladan

Bio

Australian, living and working in New York.
I have worked in the web world since 2001 and have had varied roles, university tutor, freelance designer, public servant and now I work in digital product development for TED.
I have a keen interest in user centered design, service design and using the web for good instead of evil.

Languages

English, Persian

TED Conferences

TED2015, TEDGlobal 2014, TED2014, TEDWomen 2013, TED Fellows Retreat 2013, TEDGlobal 2013, TED2013, TEDActive 2012

I'm passionate about

Justice, education for all, good design, food.

Talk to me about

Service design, coffee, good (and strange) travel locations

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Ladan Wise
Posted almost 2 years ago
What one feature would you love to see added to TED.com?
Hi Jimmy Sorry you're so frustrated! I assure you that the TED team (despite its small size) works really hard and tries to be as responsive as possible. As you can imagine, its pretty hard to respond to every single suggestion people share - even when we solicit ideas. Some of the ideas here will go into future design changes; some of them won't for a lot of reasons. But they are all read and considered alongside all the various priorities and demands and ideas. I hope you continue to share any ideas, if you have them. Thanks Ladan
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Ladan Wise
Posted almost 2 years ago
What one feature would you love to see added to TED.com?
Hi Lilja I understand your concerns. However, in product development, it is not useful to ask users what new features they would wish to see on the website while simultaneously limiting them them to the plans we already been thinking about. While we won't implement every single suggestion, but asking people what their ONE priority change/idea is, allows us to see the direction this community's appetites lie. Many of the greatest additions to TED.com have come from ideas gleaned from the community and we are committed to allowing our users to have a voice. However, ultimately many factors go into deciding what we develop next - whether it be a new feature, like playlists, or enhanced features like the new video player. thanks for your input.
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Ladan Wise
Posted about 2 years ago
As a TEDx organizers I wish there were this feature on ted.com/tedx. Please propose a suggestion or an idea around future functionality.
Hi Christophe! Your search suggestions are a bit prophetic! Have you seen the new and improved TEDx event search? http://www.ted.com/tedx/events It includes the auto zoom when you search and also, when viewing past events, if the organizer has filled out their event page after the event, there are links directly to the talks (video icon for talks, camera icon for flickr images) Check it out: http://www.ted.com/tedx/events?when=past
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Ladan Wise
Posted over 2 years ago
What video will you flip first on the new TED-Ed website?
I think the first video I'd want to flip and share would be "How Pandemics Spread" - i want to see what my germophobe friends make it of it. hhaha! No, but seriously - its one of those ones that makes us see how small our world is and how we all impact one another.