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Objectified is a feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. What can we learn about who we are, and who we want to be, from the objects with which we surround ourselves?
Helvetica is a feature-length documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives.
Urbanized is a feature-length documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.
Step inside the minds of the most innovative designers in a variety of disciplines and learn how design impacts every aspect of life.
Design Disruptors reveals a never-before-seen perspective on the design approaches of these companies and how they are overtaking billion dollar industries through design.
Connecting is an exploration of the future of Interaction Design and User Experience from some of the industry's thought leaders.
"Design & Thinking" is a documentary exploring the idea of "design thinking."
A documentary about IBM's inspirational journey to adopt design thinking and transform business outcomes throughout the company.
In this, film speakers share with the audience their main insights about the key role of design while explaining how it helps professionals, businesses, and society to be more innovative and sustainable.
THE CREATIVE BRAIN takes audiences on a journey with neuroscientist and best-selling author, David Eagleman, to meet accomplished professionals from across the creative spectrum, unravel the creative process, and encourage all of us to be more creative.
Rams is a documentary portrait of Dieter Rams, one of the most influential designers alive, and a rumination on consumerism, sustainability, and the future of design.
Everything is a Remix is written by Magoz and produced by Kirby Ferguson, a New York-based filmmaker. In this documentary, you will realize the concept of creativity as a way of drawing inspiration from various sources in order to create your own source.
The minds behind history's most iconic toy franchises discuss the rise -- and sometimes fall -- of their billion-dollar creations.
Milton Glaser is the personification of American graphic design. The film glances into everyday moments of Glaser's personal life and captures his immense warmth and humanity, as well as the boundless depth of his intelligence and creativity.
*Ira Glass Favorite* This beloved doc profiles street photographer Bill Cunningham, editor of the Sunday Times column that every fashion-forward New Yorker secretly hopes to end up in.
Film about 100 years old artist Carmen Herrera, a pioneering Cuban-American abstract painter who reached fame in her 90s.
Cherry Healey is the lady behind this documentary. A valuable piece if you want to understand how we really are seeing a once-in-a-generation change in the way we buy our groceries.
“Design is One” is a documentary that tells the story of the legendary and iconic design team of Lella and Massimo Vignelli. It captures everyday moments of Vignelli’s' world, capturing their intelligence and creativity. A must watch for designers.
"The Director," is the documentary on Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini, directed by James Franco and Christina Voros. This documentary reveals what happens backstage at one of the biggest luxury labels in the world – Gucci.
Meet eccentric homeowners whose seemingly ordinary spaces are full of surprises, from a backyard roller coaster to an indoor aquarium.
Design the New Business is a film dedicated to investigating how designers and businesspeople are working together in new ways to solve the wicked problems facing business today.
A two-part BBC-4 special program hosted by neurologist V.S. Ramachandran explains his key findings in certain instances of brain damage. A great watch for accessibility designers if you have to understand a bit about neurological disorders and their effects.
Atari: Game Over explores the decline of the popular urban legend known as “The Great Video Game Burial of 1983”. A movie that shows how the fastest growing gaming company lived through its meteoric rise and fall.
The official website for the documentary, Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production.
A documentary film containing interviews with some of the world's most influential creators of the digital era which throws light on technology advancements and it’s effects on creative professionals. A must watch for all the creative professionals out there.
This [film] is about patient and dedicated teaching, about learning to look and visualize in order to design, about the importance of drawing.
"Influencers" is a short documentary that explores what it means to be an influencer and how trends and creativity become contagious today in music, fashion, and entertainment.
“Making It” is a documentary film made by 3 highly talented illustrators that explores the daily struggles of making a living, staying creative, and making it all up as we go along. Add this to your must-watch list.
A five-part in-depth BBC documentary series which explores the history of industrial design and the creativity behind the everyday design.