I saw a post today on Swiss Miss the great design blog, which made my day. Ze Frank is coming back! And that bit of exciting news reminded me of this gem:

In his 2010 TED talk (warning, some adult language), Ze Frank talks about his experience running a popular blog and a video series. But that doesn’t begin to describe what Ze Frank’s world was. Fans will remember his posts and videos as so much more just than a blog.

Ze Frank’s gift is one of designing for happiness.

In the TED Talk, Frank says the most fundemental thing we can do is to “feel and be felt”. In essence, all of his work was about spinning things - existing works, people’s concerns, negitive emotions - into something positive. His daily video posts were ways to rapid prototype the outcomes of his ideas. If that’s not the essence of experience design, I don’t know what is.