Must Watch: 15 Inspiring Talks On Design & Creativity

It happens too often. We are stuck, the time is ticking- deadlines just around the corner. Our brains have gone haywire; in desperate need of inspiration!

Well, what you need to do is sit back and unwind. Here is a list of artists who are reaching out to you in the best way they know how – through videos on your screens. Do check out the titles below and let’s hope it riles up your inspiration!

1. Ethan MarcotteThe Map Is Not The TerritoryBuild Conference

Emphasized what it takes to make successful web designs and how to meet audience’s expectations. He introduces the right and appropriate medium to use. Also, offers great ideas on how to connect with your target audience.

2. The Curious Properties of Intuitive Web Pages by Jared M. SpoolAn Event Apart Boston

Jared.M.Spool is set out to help web designers on how to make their designs work effectively. He gives helpful insights for designers to make intuitive webs through proper interactive designs, information architecture, and other techniques that enable effective engagement with users.

3. Simon Collison — Crafting the Progressive Web

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Simon Collison urges designers to value their craft and make the most out of it. Also, he encourages designers to embed honesty, purpose and sense of their crafts in everything they do to come up with a meaningful piece of work.

4. RDO – Bruce Lawson


Bruce Lawson is a respected web designer who has lived in numerous countries around the world and continues to inspire designers to lie. His video on designs gives emphasis to the role of communication and the proper mechanics to achieve an effective design. In his talk, he encourages designers to dare to revolutionize communication in order to stay connected to their audience.

5. Shelly Bowen — How Content Strategy Makes Design Shine

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Shelly Bowen gives emphasis on the importance of content in every design. Each craft should be cohesive and effective, which are interlinked by the appropriate content. She even provided 5 simple and practical steps on how to incorporate effective content on our crafts.

6. The First Secret of Design is… Noticing

Fadell talks about the fundamental of design – which is to notice the things around that need improvement. In his attempt to inspire, he urges designers to never stop rediscovering things and recognizing change around them.

7. Got a Wicked Problem? First, Tell Me How You Make Toast

Why should you tell Tom Wujec how you make a toast for him to help you solve your problem? Well, his take on things is to simplify everything and understand the process. Wujec emphasized the importance of process and how it helps designers to come up with creative ideas.

8. Happy Maps

In this mapping idea, Daniele Quercia explains the importance of attaching memories to different ideas that you deliver to the audience. He explains that when you introduce the pattern and personal memories to the audience, they will be able to recognize it, just like how people look at the map. They have to follow direction in order to get to the place they are heading to.

9. How Giant Websites Design for You (And a Billion Others, Too)

Margaret Gould Stewart explains the importance of small things that designers often neglect in the process of creating and designing webs. In this case, she uses Facebook, one of the most widely used apps in the world and how people drool into it. This is because it pays attention to small details of the design. In her speech, she said that your craft is not for your own portfolio, but for the people who will use it at how to make their lives better at the end of the day.

10. My Life in Typefaces

Matthew Carter talks about people’s passion in love lettering and what are the things you can do to make it better. There are several type designer lessons that he shares in this video – simple but artistic stuff that will surely amaze and fascinate designers and users like you. In his video, he utilizes the use of technology and how it makes typographic easier, inspiring and creative for many designers.

11. How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love ‘Useless’ Art

Luke Syson, an art curator, inspired designers on how to take the high road in the design industry and recognize the things that they don’t understand yet. He shares his personal experience, his life and career changing crossroads and how he made it to where he is now.

12. Design With The Blind in Mind

This inspirational video was hosted by architect Chris Downey and urged designers to be thoughtful in everything they do. He said that perspective may suddenly change but it should be the thought on how you see things that should stay constant.

13. Design for All 5 Senses

Jinsop Lee, a TED Talent winner, and designer inspired designers to create designs that appeal to the five senses of the audience. In his video, he stimulated designers to be more creative in appealing to the audience experience and incorporating senses in everything they do.

14. We Are All Designers

Journalist John Hockenberry told a story about how designs made an impact on his personal life and how it should have the same purpose to others. He said that designs should have an ultimate purpose and it should make a difference in the lives of the people it reaches.

15. Designing for Simplicity – Keeps it simple.

From the title itself, the video by John Maeda encourages designers to keep everything simple and plain. He said that things don’t have to be new and complex to gain great values.


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