TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.
Several examples of Technology and Design can be seen in our everyday lives - two examples - stores position entrances and aisles to guide where they want traffic to flow, or to support natural patterns; Temple Grandin revolutionized a whole industry - and reshaped how cattle are moved and handled with technology and design recommendations.
The blurring of lines between classical disciplines (Engineering vs. Interior Design) is increasing, and with positive benefits. Good to see you looking forward about this, enjoy!