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The 7 TED Talks every designer should watch (plus one for fun)

Since the first conference way back in 1984, TED Talks have inspired us, captivated us, and given us something thought-provoking to watch over lunch. To help you catch the can’t-miss gems of TED’s 300+ design-focused talks, we asked our Twitter followers for their favorites.

1. “3 ways good design makes you happy” by Don Norman

Alexander

Alexander Khmelevsky

UX Design Director at Softfacade.


2. “How to build your creative confidence” by David Kelley

Dunno

dunno, don care


3. “Simplicity sells” by David Pogue

Vaggelis

Vaggelis Rekkas

Co-founder & Head of User Experience at Trebbble.


4. “The impact of persuasion” by Don Norman

Jamie

Jamie McCue

Making things at SimplexMobility, Curator at Silent_Season.


5. “Designing for simplicity” by John Maeda

Jamie

Jamie McCue

Making things at SimplexMobility, Curator at Silent_Season.


6. “How great leaders inspire action” by Simon Sinek

Mark

Mark Bunker

Owner/Lead Designer at Grey Gorilla Design


7. “Design and destiny” by Philippe Starck

Prerak

Prerak Patel

New York-based Product Designer


Plus one just for fun:

“Why 30 is not the new 20” by Meg Jay

Lilian

Lilian AZ

Business Design MA

Did we miss your fave? Tweet us the link and include #bestTEDdesigntalks so we can add it!

Author

Margaret Kelsey
Content + community at InVision. Newly Bostonian.

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