They are inspiring, innovative, they turn ordinary into spectacular. We found TED talks that will change the way you observe things from a design perspective. You will be sparked and renewed, we promise.
We have wrapped up the most interesting, jaw-dropping TED talks about different ways of looking at the design, UX, graphics and web design, both in the past and today.
Get your inspiration pack and enjoy.
Renny Gleeson: 404: The story of a page not found
No one likes to see this page. It is unpleasant, frustrating and usually sends the wrong message about the company. However, this doesn’t have to be unpleasant, says Renny Gleeson. In this TED talk, Gleeson reveals how he and his tech startup found a way to create better 404 experiences for users.
In short, he talks about recognizing the UX design potential of 404s and how well-designed moments can build brands.
Daniel Engber: How the progress bar keeps you sane
You have probably never thought about this common thing such as progress bar on your computer or cell phone. But in 1985 and later, that was huge and there is a science behind it.
A simple design of the progress bar and user experience within has been upgraded through the years, but feelings about it are still there.
Journalist Daniel Engber talks about how progress bar affected people’s mind and how it came into existence in the first place.
David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization
How to make massive data attractive to regular people? How to make huge databases readable, how to sort and design information?
A data journalist David McCandless explains the story behind making the data comprehensible from UI and UX point of view.
In this TED talk, McCandless is trying to explain the importance of storytelling through visuals and how great visuals and interesting insights can help users to understand the world around them.
Rochelle King: The Complex Relationship Between Data Design in UX
Today, everything is designed to spark people’s mind and provoke engagement.
Creating an engaging user experience is what Spotify’s Senior Designer Rochelle King does. In her TED talk, she explains how Spotify goes far beyond to create a unique digital and music experience.
On that path she talks about the designer’s routine and how just observing the users behavior on a daily basis can upgrade the design.
Ze Frank – My Web Playroom
Web artist Ze Frank talks about how the specially designed internet toys can make a connection among people and how much amusing that can be.
He points at designers and explains how they have a role in creating deep, meaningful human connections in the digital era.
We invite you to dive into this funny, smooth and incredibly smart talk about amusing ways to connect through the web.
Margaret Gould Stewart: How Giant Websites Design for You (and a Billion Others, too)
A Facebook’s director of product design, Margaret Gould Stewart, talks about three rules for design at a massive scale. She mentions Facebook’s “like” and “share” buttons that are seen 22 billion times a day.
She explains how the seemingly simple change makes a huge impact on users that the tiniest of tweaks can cause global outrage. But also become so large that the subtlest of improvements can positively impact the lives of many.
Want to know more about design in your pockets, a synonym of the digital age? This video is a must watch.
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