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Speakers try to break down complicated issues

Filed by KOSU News in Local News.
November 1, 2012

An offshoot of the renowned TED talks came to Stillwater Thursday. Oklahoma State University put together the event, breaking down complicated issues into concepts the average person can understand. Things like sustainable building, a waterless sanitation device, geothermal heating, and more.

“I thought that we designed for the average person. But that’s wrong. A lot of people still believe that. But in 1952, Gilbert Daniels demonstrated there is no average person. There’s no one who is average in every way.”

Using packed airplanes as an illustration, Kathleen Robinette spoke of challenges facing everyday designers. If any of the talks go viral and catch the eye of Ted organizers, they could become a part of the respected series.

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