Crowd-sourced from everyone  at Cooper, here are some of the most thought provoking and enjoyable design-related talks of 2015: 

Redefining Value: Bridging the Innovation Culture Divide by Nathan Shedroff: 

Rethinking the value that design brings to the table.

The art of the first impressions - in design and life by Chip Kidd: 

Clarity or mystery? Chip Kidd gives us a peek inside his book design career.


Culture Change-My Journey by Julie Baher:

Practical ideas on how to expand design's reach within your organization. 

Radical Candor - The Surprising Secret to Being a Good Boss by Kim Scott:

Kim Scott’s talk clearly explains why direct, honest feedback in an environment of caring is the most effective way to manage.

The UX Storytelling Session at Enterprise UX: 

An open mic night of personal career and industry stories.

Closing Keynote at IxD15 by Mike Monterio:

“Staying alive is not a soft skill.” “Quality is not enough.” Endlessly quotable, Mike’s closing keynote at IxD15 is a goldmine of advice for anyone trying to survive in business. 

These are some of our favorite talks of 2015. What are yours?