Remember history class where everyone had to write a paper on a person from a particular time period? Well, imagine that, but focusing on designers, presented somewhat like a Lightning Talk. "Design" is a broad subject, and could pertain to a lot of things. Architecture, CSS, Manufacturing, Print, City planning, Pencils! Try listening to a few episodes of 99% Invisible to get warmed up, then hit the library to learn more about who designed your favorite things!
Wray Bowling will be giving a talk on the History of Curves.