A flashback to the early days of TED.com

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Lessons learned
A flashback to the early days of TED.com

Step with me for a minute into an internet time machine. The date: June 27, 2006. The event: the first six TED Talks being posted online. “Today, for the first time ever, we’re thrilled to present some of the most remarkable talks from TEDs past,” reads a blog post from Chris Anderson on that day. […]

What’s new in Beta 5

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 in Release updates

The tech team just rolled out Beta 5 of the redesign. This beta release is comprised mostly of important back-end changes — if you saw the site during beta 4 you won’t notice much that has changed in the last couple of weeks, but still waters run deep. We asked Dan Russell, our head of […]

How user archetypes lead to design decisions

How user archetypes lead to design decisions

Once our team came to terms with the need to rebuild TED.com from the ground up — and the freak-out phase subsided — we began sketching. As part of the process of figuring out what to change, what features to add and how to sharpen our design, there was a big question that we had to […]