TED Talk: “Sinéad Burke”

Why Design Should Include Everyone Sinéad Burke is acutely aware of details that are practically invisible to many of us. At 105 centimeters (or 3′ 5″) tall, the designed world — from the height of a lock to the range of available shoe sizes — often inhibits her ability to do things for herself. Here […]

TED Talk: “Jann Haworth”

Mistakes, Omissions, and Iconoclasts: From Sgt Pepper to Work in Progress During its 50th year anniversary, Jann Haworth—the co-designer for the Grammy award-winning album cover, the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band—provides never before shared insights, lessons learned, and stories about the iconic pop art. Today she focuses on Work in Progress, an iconic […]

TED Talk: “Elon Musk”

The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity … Entrepreneur Elon Musk is a man with many plans. The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX sit down with TED curator Chris Anderson to share details about his visionary projects, which include a mass-marketed electric car, a solar energy leasing company, and a fully reusable rocket. SPACE […]

TED Talk: “Aaron James Draplin”

Roll up your sleeves and get to work. AARON JAMES DRAPLIN delivers a beautifully designed, laugh our loud funny, impassioned plea to underdogs everywhere. Aaron Draplin is a graphic designer, author, and founder of Draplin Design Co. (DDC). Born in Detroit, Michigan, he is now based in Portland, Oregon. His clients include Nike, Burton Snowboards, […]

TED Talk: “Jenna Schilstra”

In Defense of Emojis TED.COM | A simple emoji can help clarify and amplify subtext so that we can better understand each other, but their benefits extend far beyond enhancing our daily texts and emails. Marketing analyst and avid emoji-defender Jenna Schilstra demonstrates how these pictograms are being used in new ways, like helping abused […]

TED Talk: “Whitney Way Thore”

Living Without Shame: How We Can Empower Ourselves How do we handle self-perception when our bodies don’t match the ideal social image? The answer is to find a way to live without shame. Greensboro native and dancer, whose viral video, “A Fat Girl Dancing,” sparked a national conversation about body image. She has launched the […]

TED Talk: “Adam Driver”

Before he fought in the galactic battles of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Adam Driver was a United States Marine with 1/1 Weapons Company. He tells the story of how and why he became a Marine, the complex transition from soldier to civilian — and Arts in the Armed Forces, his nonprofit that brings theater […]