Design is all around us, but much of it could be better, bolder, more elegant. These TED speakers talk about the essence of good design in buildings, brands, the digital realm and the natural world. Listen to the full episode here:
  1. The designer behind the iPod and Nest explains how we can design for better experiences.
  2. Architect Marc Kushner explains why architecture tends to swing drastically between traditional and experimental styles — and why the future of building design is going to be different.
  3. When a stranger shows up at an AirBnB rental, what ensures that all goes well? Careful design of the website that brought them together, says Joe Gebbia, the co-founder of Airbnb.
  4. Design critic Alice Rawsthorn explains why some of the greatest designers tend to be outsiders. She celebrates the innovations of unwitting designers like Florence Nightingale — and Blackbeard.
  5. How can we solve some of our biggest design questions? Look to nature: