if you have fifteen minutes i highly suggest you spend some time today with design master john maeda. insightful and funny, his ted talk reflects on the relationship between content and design. he has spent his (exceptional) career at the intersection of art, design and technology and has fascinating insights on how creativity and technology intertwine.

maeda spent about a decade at MIT's media lab before becoming president of the rhode island school of design. last year he headed west to silicon valley and has since become - in addition to an established design icon - an important teacher on the power of design in business.