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David Kelley on the need for creative confidenceDavid Kelley on the need for creative confidence

Posted By Helen Walters

In 2012, IDEO founder and longtime Stanford professor David Kelley took the TED stage in Long Beach and shared a deeply personal story. It was the tale of his own cancer diagnosis, of finding a lump in his neck and being told he had a 40% chance of survival. This was clearly a sobering moment, […]


David Kelley of IDEO talks “design thinking” on 60 MinutesDavid Kelley of IDEO talks “design thinking” on 60 Minutes

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

. What makes a great designer? According to IDEO founder David Kelley, who gave the TED Talks “Human-centered design” and “How to build your creative confidence,” being an incredible designer isn’t necessarily about having a great aesthetic sensibility or coming up with out-of-the-box ideas. No,  Kelley says that the key characteristic is empathy. “Be empathetic,” […]


Building creative confidence: David Kelley at TED2012Building creative confidence: David Kelley at TED2012

Posted By Helen Walters

Photo: James Duncan Davidson David Kelley starts off his story in third grade, at Oakdale School in Ohio. His friend Brian was making a horse out of clay. One of the girls sitting at his table looked over and said, “that’s terrible! That’s not what a horse looks like.” Brian’s shoulders sank, he wadded up the […]