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Watch “What happened to ‘simple’ design?” with David Pogue

Products have become overly complicated with an abundance of features, causing frustration among customers. Correspondent David Pogue delves into how simplicity in technology can simplify our complex lives.

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John Maeda’s “The Art of Critical Making”

Many of us hope to change the world—or another person’s perspective—with the things we make. In this talk John Maeda explores how Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)’s critical making (back when he was still President of that School) helps bring us closer to these aspirations.

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Watch John Maeda’s “How art, technology and design inform creative leaders” talk at TED

John Maeda, President of the Rhode Island School of Design, delivers a funny and charming talk that spans a lifetime of work in art, design and technology, concluding with a picture of creative leadership in the future. Watch for demos of Maeda’s earliest work — and even a computer made of people […]

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Watch “Master’s of Design 2008” video from Fast Company

A Dutch superstar, an unyielding architect, a force for good, a style soothsayer, a digital visionary and 71 perfect products. That’s what you’ll find on Fast Company’s fifth annual report on the intersection of business and design.