Tim Brown urges designers to think big

http://www.ted.com Tim Brown says the design profession is preoccupied with creating nifty, fashionable objects -- even as pressing questions like clean water access show it has a bigger role to play. He calls for a shift to local, collaborative, participatory "design thinking."

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How to build your creative confidence | David Kelley

How to build your creative confidence | David Kelley

How to build your creative confidence | David Kelley


The future we're building -- and boring | Elon Musk

The future we're building -- and boring | Elon Musk

The future we're building -- and boring | Elon Musk


Tim Brown: Tales of creativity and play

Tim Brown: Tales of creativity and play

Tim Brown: Tales of creativity and play


The three ways that good design makes you happy | Don Norman

The three ways that good design makes you happy | Don Norman

The three ways that good design makes you happy | Don Norman


Becoming Leonardo: How Great Designers Think

Becoming Leonardo: How Great Designers Think

Becoming Leonardo: How Great Designers Think


The Best Kept Secret - Design Thinking: Deana McDonagh at TEDxUIUC 2013

The Best Kept Secret - Design Thinking: Deana McDonagh at TEDxUIUC 2013

The Best Kept Secret - Design Thinking: Deana McDonagh at TEDxUIUC 2013


Design for All 5 Senses | Jinsop Lee | TED Talks

Design for All 5 Senses | Jinsop Lee | TED Talks

Design for All 5 Senses | Jinsop Lee | TED Talks


Tom Kelley, David Kelley:

Tom Kelley, David Kelley: "Creative Confidence" | Talks at Google

Tom Kelley, David Kelley: "Creative Confidence" | Talks at Google


How product design can change the world | Christiaan Maats | TEDxUniversityofGroningen

How product design can change the world | Christiaan Maats | TEDxUniversityofGroningen

How product design can change the world | Christiaan Maats | TEDxUniversityofGroningen