Design

In these TED Talks, some of the world's greatest designers share their creative process. Hear from Philippe Starck, Frank Gehry, Stefan Sagmeister, Paula Scher, MoMA's Paola Antonelli and more.

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David Kelley: The designs I love most

Design icon David Kelley shares 5 everyday objects he loves. IDEO and d.school founder David Kelley exudes warmth, empathy — and the deep conviction that all people can uncover...

Ayse Birsel: The designs I love most

Designer Ayse Birsel shares the everyday objects she loves. Since 2002, product designer Ayse Birsel has worked side-by-side with her husband Bibi Seck. Together they have refi...
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Video playlists about Design

Sustainability by design

12 talks • 2h 09m
Humans are builders and creators—but how can we build thoughtfully, without waste? These talks explore sustainable design—both past and present—and its beautiful, inspiring results.

Architectural inspiration

9 talks • 2h 45m
Master architects share their vision for buildings that inflate, float, twist and glitter, while artfully addressing the challenges faced by their residents, their cities and the planet.

The artist is in.

14 talks • 2h 52m
Why create? Artists and designers share their work, their process and their vision in these deeply personal -- and often hilarious -- talks.

Design giants

13 talks • 3h 48m
From graphics to products, check out these talks by some of the world's greatest designers.
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Talks about Design

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TED Books

TED Book: Tell Them I Built This

Tell Them I Built This: Transforming Schools, Communities, and Lives With Design-Based Education

Through her students' eyes, Emily Pilloton tells the story of the Studio H design/build program in rural North Carolina, living proof of the power of design-driven education.
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