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New playlist: Design giantsNew playlist: Design giants

Posted By Tedstaff

Happy Tuesday! Enjoy a bonus binge this week: a playlist about design. “Design giants” contains 13 talks by iconic modern designers. Hear from Philippe Starck, who asks, “Why design?” … Stefan Sagmeister on how design helped him find happiness … Eames Demetrios on his grandparents’ legendary work … and today’s talk, Paola Antonelli, on how […]


The power of time off: Stefan Sagmeister on TED.com

Posted By Shanna Carpenter

Every seven years, designer Stefan Sagmeister closes his New York studio for a yearlong sabbatical to rejuvenate and refresh their creative outlook. He explains the often overlooked value of time off and shows the innovative projects inspired by his time in Bali.(Recorded at TEDGlobal, July 2009, Oxford, UK.Duration: 017:40) Twitter URL: http://on.ted.com/3b Watch Stefan Sagmeister’s […]


Watch TEDTalks from speakers at the upcoming TEDGlobal 2009

Posted By Emily McManus

From TEDGlobal’s speaker list of more than 90 — including 18-minute talks, demos and TED U courses — 13 of our scheduled speakers already have TEDTalks online from previous TEDs and partners. To find them, check out our new theme, Speaking at TEDGlobal 2009, and watch archive gems from these returning speakers. All of these […]


A sign of satisfaction from Stefan Sagmeister

Posted By Chris Anderson

While the world economy twists itself into a tangle, one of our favorite designers and TED speakers, Stefan Sagmeister, is spending more human time in beautiful Indonesia. He just sent me this delightful story … As my village neither possesses proper street names nor numbers, I was sitting at 6:00am today on the couch in […]


Things I have learned in my life so far: Stefan Sagmeister on TED.com

Posted By Tedstaff

Rockstar designer Stefan Sagmeister delivers a short, witty talk on life lessons, expressed through surprising modes of design (including … giant inflatable monkeys?). (Recorded February 2008 in Monterey, California. Duration: 04:45.) Watch Stefan Sagmeister’s 2008 short talk on TED.com, where you can download this TEDTalk, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and […]


TED2008: And The Point?

Posted By Bgiussani

(Unedited running notes from the TED2008 conference in Monterey, California. Session twelve – closing session.) The session opens with the projection of will.i.am’s "Yes We Can" viral video based on Barack Obama’s speech. The two producers are in the audience. The video has been seen millions of times, a demonstration of the power of individuals […]


Stumbling on sadness?

Posted By Tedstaff

Many TEDTalks explore themes of happiness — Stumbling on Happiness‘ Daniel Gilbert, Mattheiu Ricard (who’s been called the Happiest Man on Earth), happy designer Stefan Sagmeister, and many more … Now a recent story in Newsweek rounds up the latest on happiness’ opposite: sadness. It’s an interesting gloss on the growing happiness industry — and […]


Stefan Sagmeister on TED.com

Posted By Tedstaff

Graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister takes the audience on a whimsical journey through moments of his life that made him happy — and notes how many of these moments have to do with good design.


National Design Awards

Posted By Tedconfjune

The 2005 U.S. National Design Awards were announced last week, with several of our TED friends among them. Congratulations to Burt Rutan (Product design), Stefan Sagmeister (Communication design), and Eva Zeisel (lifetime achievement). Well done!