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Making a TED-Ed Lesson: Concept and design


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Ever wondered how a TED-Ed animation is made? Go behind-the-scenes of “How do cancer cells behave differently from healthy ones” with educator George Zaidan, animation director Biljana Labovic, and animator Lisa LaBracio.

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Design is the creation of a plan or convention for the construction of an object or a system (as in architectural blueprints, engineering drawing, business process, circuit diagrams andsewing patterns). Design has different connotations in different fields (see design disciplines below). In some cases the direct construction of an object (as in pottery, engineering, management, cowboy coding and graphic design) is also considered to be design.
Here are two other lessons by George Zaidan: How do Pain Relievers Work? and What is fat?
Biljana has directed the animation of several TED-Ed Lessons. Here's a small taste of her work: How folding paper can get you to the moon, Exploration on the big data frontier, and Insights into cell membranes via dish detergent.
Lisa has animated many TED-Ed lessons. Here's a small taste of her work: The key to media's hidden codes, Animation Basics: Homemade special effects, and Rethinking thinking

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About TED-Ed Animations

TED-Ed Animations feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators. Are you an educator or animator interested in creating a TED-Ed Animation? Nominate yourself here »

Meet The Creators

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