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.

Video playlists about Design

Sustainability by design

12 talks • 2h 9m
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

14 talks • 4h 5m
From graphics to products, check out these talks by some of the world's greatest designers.
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Exclusive articles about Design

Why simple is sexy again

In this excerpt from her new book, Courtney Martin reflects on the repercussions of a world filled with gizmo-laden gadgets … and shows how a simpler way is both possible and go...

Doing pennants: How to fix an ugly flag

A well-designed flag can be a thing of beauty, inspiring pledges of allegiance galore. But weirdly, bad flags can inspire passion and loyalty too, suggesting that democracy and ...
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TED Books

TED Book: Judge this

Judge This

by Chip Kidd
Designer Chip Kidd reveals the hidden secrets behind design choices, and, along the way, shows how so much of our world can be a dazzling magic show, a seductive work of art, and a sublime experience — if we have the tools to judge it.
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