The Power of Design

Innovation & Entrepreneurship


Do you listen to the TED Radio Hour on NPR? It is a great podcast. In a recent episode –The Power of Design– was dedicated to a few fascinating aspects of design from past TED speakers and renowned designers and design thinkers.

Design is all around us, but much of it could be better, bolder, more elegant. This episode, TED speakers on the essence of good design in buildings, brands, the digital realm and the natural world. — TED Radio Hour, The Power of Design episode, broadcast on May 20, 2016

I had to share this episode with you! You’ll hear from former Apple designer, Tony Fadell, as well as Mark Kushner, Joe Gebbia, Alice Rasthorn and, biomimicry heroine, Janine Benyus.

Listen to the full show here.

Listen to the biomimicry feature on the show: What Can Designers Learn From Nature?


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Cindy Gilbert / Former Director

Cindy is founder and director of Alula Consulting which specializes in innovative online and sustainability education projects for educational institutions, non-profits, and corporations. Recent clients include The Lemelson Foundation, VentureWell, Green Building Research Institute, University of Montana, PBS, Silverback Films, and more. Cindy has taught numerous courses and workshops, around the world and online, in the fields of biology, sustainability and biomimicry.

Cindy was the founding director of MCAD’s Sustainable Design program for 7.5 years which is home to the fully online, multidisciplinary MA in Sustainable Design (MASD) that is the first of its kind in the world. In this role, she fostered a culture of awareness and creativity through sustainable, innovative and collaborative design. Before MCAD, she served for nearly four years as the founding director of university education at the Biomimicry Institute where she developed and managed all higher education programs, including the professional certification program, annual education summits, affiliate and fellows programs, and design challenges. Cindy is based in Montana. Please contact her through LinkedIn.