David Spectre

David Spectre

"Why we need to criminalize design"

David Spectre is a senior teacher of industrial design at Shenkar College. In his talk, he reveals, for the first time, how his clandestine early life as a criminal, and his ensuing stint as a criminal investigator helped prepare him for his current career as an international designer.

Short Bio

David Spectre thought he had left his previous life as a criminal and criminal investigator behind when he became a designer and teacher of design. However, what he discovered is that designers and creators appear to be better at what they do if they use a skill set that criminals have. What do criminals know that designers can and should implement? That is the topic of David’s TEDx talk.