- He spoke at #TDC14 and #TDC13.
- He tweets from @aral.
Watch his talk from #TDC14
Free is a lie
In 2014, Aral returned to Thinking Digital to deliver a blistering talk about the state of the Internet today. He argues that “free is a lie” and that we (via our personal data) are all being quietly farmed for profit by the superpowers of the Web.
Watch his talk from #TDC13
Superheroes & Villains in Design
Can design be so amazing that it makes us feel superheroic? Can it be so poor that it angers and frustrates us? Can design actually be evil? YES says Aral Balkan emphatically in this insightful, inspiring and often hysterically funny talk which has become the most watched Thinking Digital talk ever.
Disruptive Designer: Aral Balkan
Aral is an experience designer working to bring design thinking to open source. His most audacious project yet - Indie Phone, falls under a new category of technology that Aral calls experience‐driven open technology. The aim of Indie Phone is to compete on user experience with the likes of Apple and Google, by creating a phone that empowers mere mortals to own their own data.
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