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With so many options of which direction to take in life, how do you know which one will be most fulfilling? Or if there are actually multiple options you could pursue? Take a look around to find out how 'Design Your Life' could help you to figure out what is it that you plan to do with your one wild and precious life.

 

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    designing a life is a guide to help

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    anyone learn how to think like a

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    designer in order to figure out what

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    life and career it is they really want

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    and how to get it

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    designers approach problems in a

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    particularly creative way they begin by

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    really trying to understand first what's

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    going on and then they define what

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    problem it is they're actually solved

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    once they do that they use design

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    techniques to generate lots of ideas and

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    the better ideas they use to build

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    little experiments we call them

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    prototypes to try those ideas out from

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    the prototypes that can pick their best

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    ideas the ones that really work for them

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    the first thing we do is we get rid of

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    bad ideas we call these dysfunctional

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    beliefs these are ideas that don't work

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    and they get people stuck then we give

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    you a new idea we call it a reframe that

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    gives you a new way of thinking and

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    frees you up to be more creative we've

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    been developing designing your life for

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    over 15 years we've taught to over 2,000

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    students here at Stanford and we

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    regularly hear back from our students 3

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    5 even 10 years after graduation and

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    what we hear from them is they're

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    continuing to use the process and its

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    really working the research shows

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    directly that people using our life

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    design method to design their lives will

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    have more ideas be more creative or less

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    anxious about the future and are more

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    confident in their ability to build the

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    life they shoes we find that most people

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    who want help designing their life fall

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    into one of three categories

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    they're in their early 20s just starting

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    out in their career and don't really

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    know where to begin

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    or people between 30 and 50 in the

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    middle of a life and a career who are

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    wondering if and how it's time to make

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    change and then their people were in

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    there encore phase of life these are

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    folks in their late 50s to their 70s and

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    they're looking for the thing to do

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    after their career so they are really

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    all asking the same question what do I

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    want to do with the rest of my life and

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    how do I get there when our life's

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    design methodology works for anyone

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  • An introduction

    What is 'Design Your Life'? This video provides an introduction to what it's all about. Bill Burnett and Dave Evans (creators of the original 'Designing Your Life' book and Stanford University program) explain the concept of using design thinking to help us build a well-lived, joyful life. 

  • Events and workshops

    Throughout the year, UTS Careers runs a series of Design Your Life events and workshops, to help you address the wicked problem of designing your career and life. Click below to see the full list of upcoming activities for you to participate in. 

    See what's coming up  

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  • Coffe Chats
  • Coffee chats

    Meet UTS Careers intern, Melanie. As a prolific design thinker, a great conversationalist and a passionate coffee consumer, 'Coffee Chats' was the project she was born to create. Throughout a series of conversations (and a countless number of coffees consumed), Melanie explores some of the key concepts behind Design Your Life, with a range of different people, from a variety of industries.     

    Watch the series