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Watch Graham Hill’s “Less stuff, more happiness” talk at TED

Writer and designer Graham Hill asks: Can having less stuff, in less room, lead to more happiness? He makes the case for taking up less space, and lays out three rules for editing your life […]

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Design Economics Innovation Inspiration

Watch Steven Johnson’s “Where good ideas come from” talk at TED

People often credit their ideas to individual “Eureka!” moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the “liquid networks” of London’s coffee houses to Charles Darwin’s long, slow hunch to today’s high-velocity web […]

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Innovation Trend Watching

Watch Oliver Sacks’ “What hallucination reveals about our minds” talk at TED

Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks brings our attention to Charles Bonnet syndrome — when visually impaired people experience lucid hallucinations. He describes the experiences of his patients in heartwarming detail and walks us through the biology of this under-reported phenomenon […]

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Design Innovation Readings

Watch Jeremy Myerson’s “The designer as collaborator” talk at Victoria and Albert Museum’s The Future Designer Series

Jeremy Myerson talks about the designer as collaborator in a co-design process […]

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Consumer Behavior Design Economics Innovation Trend Watching

Watch Malcolm Gladwell’s “Spaghetti Sauce” talk on TED

Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry’s pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce — and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness […]

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Design Information Technology Software

Watch Peter Morville’s “The Future of Search” talk at IxDA | Interaction ‘10 Conference

In this talk, Peter Morvile defines a pattern language for search that embraces user psychology and behavior, multisensory interaction, and emerging technology […]

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Design Innovation

Watch Bruce McCall’s “faux nostalgia” talk at TED

Bruce McCall paints a future that never happened — full of flying cars, polo-playing tanks and the RMS Tyrannic, “The Biggest Thing in All the World.” At Serious Play 2008, he narrates a brisk and funny slideshow of his faux-nostalgic art […]

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Design Inspiration

Watch Rory Sutherland’s “Life lessons from an ad man” talk at TED

Advertising adds value to a product by changing our perception, rather than the product itself. Rory Sutherland makes the daring assertion that a change in perceived value can be just as satisfying as what we consider “real” value — and his conclusion has interesting consequences for how we look at life […]

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Watch Jonathan Harris’ “the Web’s secret stories” talk at TED

Jonathan Harris wants to make sense of the emotional world of the Web. With deep compassion for the human condition, his projects troll the Internet to find out what we’re all feeling and looking for […]

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Design Information Technology Innovation Software

Howard Rheingold’s “Way-new collaboration” talk at TED

Howard Rheingold talks about the coming world of collaboration, participatory media and collective action — and how Wikipedia is really an outgrowth of our natural human instinct to work as a group […]