TED Talks’ visual roundup
TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) is an international speakers’ series designed to showcase “ideas worth spreading,” and just shy of their 30th year, the organization has become a popular source of web videos for inspirational speeches.
After their recent conference in Long Beach, California, the organization opted not only to post videos on YouTube of the speakers and stream the event in real time, they have offered a more longer lasting impression through poster-style images shared on their Facebook page, averaging thousands of shares, spreading the concepts of the conference beyond just video.
This image series is not only popular, but will likely become common for other conferences seeking to expand their digital footprint beyond the stage and video. The question is not whether or not other “inspirational posters” will come forth after conferences or other speaker series, but whether or not they will be designed with quality and aesthetics in mind or if they will (and they will) end up cluttered and dominated with outdated conference logos.