#1 New York Times Bestseller
At last, a book that shows you how to build—design—a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage
Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home—at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve.
In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise.
Includes a bonus PDF of worksheets, journal exercises, illustrations, and more
"Designing Your Life walks readers through the process of building a satisfying, meaningful life by approaching the challenge the way a designer would. Experimentation. Wayfinding. Prototyping. Constant iteration. You should read the book. Everyone else will."
—Daniel Pink, bestselling author of Drive
"This [is] the career book of the next decade and...?he go-to book that is read as a rite of passage whenever someone is ready to create a life they love."
—David Kelley, Founder of IDEO
"An empowering book based on their popular class of the same name at Stanford University...?erhaps the book's most important lesson is that the only failure is settling for a life that makes one unhappy. With useful fact-finding exercises, an empathetic tone, and sensible advice, this book will easily earn a place among career-finding classics."
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"Both authors narrate this helpful audio with the same refreshing tone that's embodied in their conversational advice on making your life great. They speak with the natural cadences of experienced professors who care about their students and feel confident about their material. Using the algorithms and ethos of design engineering, they encourage listeners to be curious about their career possibilities and to take action--to think expansively and experiment with options instead of ruminating about them. For people at any stage of life, this is advice that is creative and empowering--advice that respects people's autonomy to choose for themselves. Applying the methods of design to people's desire for significance and joy, this empowering audio will motivate many listeners to create lives that line up better with who they are. T.W. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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