Four TED Talks for Experience Designers

From Microsoft comes two nifty product demos emerging from their Labs.

Blaise Aguera y Arcas showed off Bing Maps, with new technologies that allow you embed Flickr photos and even live video in “street view” mode.

Gary Flake walks you through Pivot, a tool for data analysis and exploration through realtime visualization.

In an earlier post, I referenced Daniel Kahneman’s presentation on experience versus memory, and now you can his talk. For my money, perhaps the single best presentation at TED 2010.

The recent TED Talk that most surprised me as relevant to experience design actually comes from TED India, and I think has been overlooked in the blogosphere. Sendhil Mullainathan talks about the “last mile” problem when dealing with social problems — convincing people to do what’s best for them, even when it conflicts with their mental models. A fascinating discussion of addressing psychological challenges to making positive change, and the one that I’ll embed here:


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