How might we amplify the ideas of a community TEDx branch and its talks?
A website that better archives TEDx talks
Interface and Experience Design, Front-End Implementation, Support
TEDx events allow communities to locally share ideas in the same format as the well-known TED conferences. Syracuse University's own program seeks to create a dialogue in the university community and surrounding city.
Alongside the TEDx Syracuse University team, I approached the challenge of creating a website that both promotes the upcoming conference and effectively shares previously hosted talks.
I designed, built, and maintained a responsive site for TEDx Syracuse University leading up to the 2016 GLITCH conference. You can view the live site here.
The final website is designed to evolve with the local organization as it grows and hosts more events.
It honors the respective brands of the annual event, of TEDx Syracuse University, and of TED itself.
On the day of the event, a live stream allowed an extended audience to engage with the talks.
The new site also introduced a new way to archive TEDx Syracuse University's talks. Previously, the online event archive prioritized speakers over speeches. I chose to highlight the talk names, and their messages, instead.
By emphasizing the talks, visitors are hopefully more compelled to engage with them.
Each year, the TEDx Syracuse University community grows, and the breadth of talks increases. Overall, the new site seeks to ensure the longevity and impact of these talks.