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TEDxUIUC - Joyce Thomas - Empathic Design

Joyce is an inventor, innovator, and educator with a passion for design. As a professional designer, she has worked across interdisciplinary boundaries and integrated marketing and product planning, engineering, and consumer needs into creative products. Her products have accounted for more than $4 billion in sales for their divisions and have been awarded 58 patents in the US and worldwide. Her design research incorporates both design theory and lessons from her design practice. She has focused on empowering creativity in people with disabilities, exploring ways technology can facilitate designing for all by all. Her cross- functional professional experience acts as a magnifying glass to inspire new methods of learning and teaching through her research. This talk was recorded at TEDxUIUC 2010 (4/10/10), which was organized at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by a group of students led by Cristian Mitreanu. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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