TEDx Syracuse University

The Challenge

How might we amplify the ideas of a community TEDx branch and its talks?

The Solution

A website that better archives TEDx talks

My Contributions

Interface and Experience Design, Front-End Implementation, Support

TEDx Syracuse University Mockup

I. Discovery

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.

TEDx Syracuse University 2015 stage
TEDx Syracuse University 2015 stage

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.

II. Delivery

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.

TEDx Syracuse University Glitch home page animation

It honors the respective brands of the annual event, of TEDx Syracuse University, and of TED itself.

TEDx Syracuse University Glitch home page animation



On the day of the event, a live stream allowed an extended audience to engage with the talks.

TEDx Syracuse University live stream

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.


TEDx Syracuse University 2015 stage
TEDx Syracuse University 2015 stage

Archiving Talks: Before

TEDx Syracuse University 2015 stage

Archiving Talks: After

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.