William Ury, author of “Getting to Yes,” offers an elegant, simple (but not easy) way to create agreement in even the most difficult situations — from family conflict to, perhaps, the Middle East. (Filmed at TEDxMidWest.) [...]
The difference between a good and a great product are its details – those microinteractions that make up the small moments inside and around its features. Our latest Smart Salon explored this compelling topic with Smart Design’s Director of Interaction Design, Dan Saffer, Kristen Culp of Pebble Technology, Bill DeRouchey of GE and Karen Kaushansky […]
John Maeda, President of the Rhode Island School of Design, delivers a funny and charming talk that spans a lifetime of work in art, design and technology, concluding with a picture of creative leadership in the future. Watch for demos of Maeda’s earliest work — and even a computer made of people [...]
Trying to do my part in educating the next generation of designers: last week my son and I watched Apple’s WWDC 2013 keynote together (instagram.com/p/airUpvvWMr/), now we’re reading “Paul Rand: Conversations with Students” (tiny.cc/ts9uyw)! Check it out [...]
At TEDxCambridge, Michael Norton shares fascinating research on how money can, indeed buy happiness — when you don’t spend it on yourself. Listen for surprising data on the many ways pro-social spending can benefit you, your work, and (of course) other people [...]
What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn’t just money. But it’s not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work.
From the “I have a dream” speech to Steve Jobs’ iPhone launch, all great presentations have a common architecture. At TEDxEast, Nancy Duarte draws lessons on how to make a powerful call-to-action [...]
Mundo Livre S/A, is a Brazilian manguebeat band, formed in 1984 in Recife, Pernambuco. It is also one of the founders of that musical style, which became popular in the 1990s. Fred Zero Quatro, the band’s singer, was one of the authors of Caranguejos com Cérebro, one of the landmarks of the Manguebeat movement, together with Renato L. and Chico Science. Watch “Mexe Mexe”, by Mundo Livre S/A