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Designing Your Life | Bill Burnett | TEDxStanford

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Designing Your Life | Bill Burnett | TEDxStanford

Executive director of Stanford’s design program at the d.School, Bill Burnett uses design thinking, a career’s worth of starting companies and coaching students, and a childhood spent drawing cars and airplanes under his Grandmother’s sewing machine to inform his work on how to design your life. In five eyebrow-raising findings, Burnett offers simple but life-changing advice on designing the life you want, whether you are contemplating college or retirement.

After years of drawing cars and airplanes under his Grandmother’s sewing machine, Bill Burnett went to college where he discovered that there were people in the world who did this kind of thing every day (without the sewing machine), and they were called designers. Thirty years, five companies, and a couple thousand students later, Burnett is still drawing and building things, teaching others how to do the same, and quietly enjoying the fact that no one has discovered that he is having too much fun. As Executive Director of the Design Program at Stanford, he runs undergraduate and graduate programs in design, both interdepartmental programs between the mechanical engineering and art departments. Burnett worked on design of the award-winning Apple PowerBooks and the original Hasbro Star Wars action figures. He holds a number of mechanical and design patents.

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DESIGNING YOUR LIFE by Dave Evans and Bill Burnett | Core Message

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Designing Your Life with Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

Bill Burnett, Executive Director, Design Program, Stanford University; Co-author, Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
Dave Evans, Adjunct Lecturer, Product Design Program, Stanford University; Management Consultant; Co-founder, Electronic Arts; Co-author, Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
Suzanne Gibbs Howard, Partner, IDEO; Founder and Dean, IDEO U—Moderator

Are you ready to design the life you’ve always envisioned in your head? Let Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show you the way! The Stanford professors and New York Times #1 best-selling authors of Designing Your Life have spent years teaching life design to Stanford students, and are excited to share their experience with INFORUM. Design-thinking principles aren’t just for products and space! Bill and Dave will discuss the many versions of 'you' that exist, teach us all how to think like designers, and help us prototype our way to a more joyful life. Their approach is applicable and fun, much like great design. Be ready to reframe and revamp your creative thinking.
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Designing Your Life - Bill Burnett

“The notion that you need to have a passion and follow it is a destructive idea. Bill Burnett, executive director of the Design Program at Stanford, talks about bringing a d.school approach to the classically wicked problem of figuring out what you want to do when you grow up. Your major doesn't have to determine your career, and a single decision won't plot the trajectory of the rest of your life.

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Designing the rest of your life | Dave Evans | TEDxSanFranciscoSalon

How can design 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.

DAVE is adjunct Lecturer, product design program director at Stanford and co-founder of Electronic Arts. From saving the seals to solving the energy crisis, from imagining the first computer mice to redefining software — Dave’s been on a mission, including helping others to find theirs. Starting at Stanford with dreams of following Jacques Cousteau as a marine biologist, Dave shifted to mechanical engineering with an eye on the energy problem. So while en route to biomedical engineering, Dave accepted an invitation to work for Apple, where he led product marketing for the mouse team and introduced laser printing to the masses. When Dave’s boss at Apple left to start Electronic Arts, Dave joined as the company’s first VP of Talent, dedicated to making “software worthy of the minds that use it.” Dave holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford and a graduate diploma in Contemplative Spirituality from San Francisco Theological Seminary.

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Stanford Webinar: Designing Your Life - How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life

A Stanford webinar presented by the Stanford Innovation Master Series (
Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
Speaker: Bill Burnett, Stanford University

Have you ever asked yourself “What do I want to be when I grow up?’ or “Am I living a meaningful life?” In this webinar, Bill Burnett, Executive Director of the Design Program at Stanford University, and co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller of the same name, explains that there’s more than one right solution for the optimal way for you to live.

Bill will show you how you can apply proven design-thinking principles, like prototyping and bias-for-action, to your own life, so that you can reframe ideas that are holding you back. He’ll show you how these same tools that are used at companies such as IDEO, IBM and Apple, can help you answer the question “What should I do with the rest of my life?”

You will learn:
-Strategies to apply design thinking to your life
-Methods for aligning your “life” views with your “work” views
-Tools to understand what gives you energy – and what drains you

This webinar series will give you a taste of what will be taught during the Innovation Masters Series - Design Thinking and the Art of Innovation course being held June 21-23rd , 2017 at Stanford University. To learn more, visit

About the Speaker:
Bill Burnett is an Adjunct Professor and the Executive Director of the Design Program at Stanford. He directs the undergraduate and graduate program in design and teaches at the d.school. He received his Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science in Product Design at Stanford and has worked in start-ups and Fortune 100 companies, including seven years at Apple designing award-winning laptops and a number of years in the toy industry designing Star Wars action figures. He holds a number of mechanical and design patents and design awards, and, in addition to his duties at Stanford, he is on the board of VOZ, a socially responsible fashion start-up, and advises several other start-up companies.

Design Your Life | Dave Evans | TEDxLiverpool

Dave shows us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling regardless of who are where were are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. Dave challenges some of the existing self-help theories and guides us through a series of practical principles to help us move forward in life.

Follow Dave on @DaveEvansDYL Dave Evans is a Silicon Valley legend. He joined Apple in its early years when the Macintosh was still a new product and led the Apple mouse design team. Dave also launched Apple’s first laser printer. From there he left Apple to help Trip Hawkins create Electronic Arts, the video game colossus.

Today he co-leads Stanford University’s most famous course entitled “Designing Your Life”. He is the Co-Founder of the Stanford Life Design Lab and holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

DESIGNING YOUR LIFE by Bill Burnett & Dave Evans

Authors Bill Burnett and Dave Evans discuss their new book (Designing Your Life), which shows you how to build–design–a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage. For more information:

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.

Designing Your Best Life with Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

Bill Burnett and Dave Evans are designers who have managed to translate their skills into everyday life. In their book, Designing Your Life, they break down the best practices for anyone to build a life that thrives.

Book Notes for Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

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• 5-year plans

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Designing Your Life with Bill Burnett & Dave Evans | CreativeLive

What should I do with my life?” We’ve all thought that at one time or another but figuring out the answer to that question can be overwhelming. Rather than wishing your way to the right path, approach the question the way a designer would. Through experimentation, prototyping and learning.

Join Stanford University professors, Dave Evans & Bill Burnett in our complete workshop:


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Dave Evans: Designing Your Life | Talks at Google

Dave Evans is the designer of the Apple mouse, co-founder of Electronic Arts, co-developer of Stanford’s most popular class and, now, the co-author of the book based on it: DESIGNING YOUR LIFE: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life (Knopf).

What do you want to do with the rest of your life? Whether you’re fifteen or fifty, this is the question most of us agonize, worry, and speculate about, often leaving us stuck. Tried and tested over nearly a decade in Stanford’s Design program and the subject of two studies proving the efficacy of its approach, DESIGNING YOUR LIFE provides readers with a step-by-step process for figuring out “what they want, who they want to grow into, and how to create a life they love.” Dave Evans visits the Seattle office to talk about the practical applications of the design mindset, the common fallacies of self-improvement, and even some tricks to set yourself on a course to a more enjoyable life immediately.

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Designing Your Work Life: What to Expect from Bill Burnett and Dave Evans New Book

“Life has questions. They have answers.” —The New York Times



When Designing Your Life was published in 2016, Stanford’s Bill Burnett and Dave Evans taught readers how to use design thinking to build meaningful, fulfilling lives. The book became an instant #1 New York Times bestseller. Now, in DESIGNING YOUR WORK LIFE: How to Thrive and Change and Find Happiness at Work, Burnett and Evans apply that transformative thinking to the place where we spend more time than anywhere else: work.

DESIGNING YOUR WORK LIFE teaches us how to create the job we want—without necessarily leaving the job we have.

“Increasingly, it’s up to workers to define their own happiness and success in this ever-moving work landscape,” write Burnett and Evans. Chapter by chapter, Designing Your Work Life shows us how to design and create positive changes wherever we are in our career. Whether you want to stay in your job and make it a more meaningful experience, or you decide it’s time to move on, Burnett and Evans show us how to visualize and build a work-life that is productive, engaged, satisfying, and fun.

Designing Your Life | Bill Burnett | TEDxStanford

A Stanford webinar presented by the Stanford Innovation Master Series ( Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful . Executive director of Stanfords design program at the d.School,.

Executive director of Stanford's design program at the d.School, Bill Burnett uses design thinking, a career's worth of starting companies and coaching students, and a childhood spent drawing.

What do you want to be when you grow up? Whether youre starting, changing or advancing your career, its never too late to ask yourself this question, and not . Struggle with balancing work.
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How to Design A Well Lived, Joyful Life [Interview With Bill Burnett]

Are you tired of stumbling through life? Ready to become an agent of change and take hold of your destiny? Then you'll love this interview with Bill Burnett, Founder of the Life Design Lab at Stanford.

Bill is a Professor at Stanford University and author of the NYT's Best Selling Book Designing Your Life: How to Design a Well Lived, Joyful Life

In today's interview Bill & I discuss why everyone needs to get curious, find their designer mindset, and start prototyping their life. His book & course are all about giving people the right tools to move their lives to the right place and the right time.

The methodology isn't about radically changing your lifestyle, it's implementing easy to make changes that help you create a well lived, joyful life. And who doesn't want that?

If you're ready to stop stumbling through your life and start designing your future then sit back and enjoy!

==Favorite Quote==
You can stumble into the default next step of your life it you want to, and good luck with that. Or, you can be an agent for change in your life and design your future... and why wouldn't you?

==Links==
Bill's Site:
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==Interview Breakdown==

1:20... Who is Bill Burnett?
3:10... A designer's perspective on designing your life
4:35... Solving the problem. What do I want to do next?
7:13... Creating the Life Design Lab toolbox
8:04... Work view vs. life view
9:10... Answering the question How's it going?
10:30... Top skills for success in 2017
12:10... You can't find the answers to life in your living room
14:15... How to reframe limiting mental beliefs
16:30... Why you need to stop trying to find the best version of yourself
18:15... You can't solve a problem you're not willing to have
20:20... The LifeDesign Lab Story
22:00... Why broken toys mean a successful idea
25:15... Pestered into writing an incredibly successful, life-changing book
28:00... Who is an inspiration to you?
31:30... Empirical evidence vs. self-help books
34:00... Where to find out more about The LifeDesign Lab
37:50... Lessons from an 85 year old adventurer
40:15... If you could have a conversation with anyone?
42:00... Final words of wisdom

How to Get Unstuck | Designing Your Life with Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

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How to Get Unstuck 2 | Designing Your Life with Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

Stanford professors Bill Burnett and Dave Evans are joining us at CreativeLive to teach a class based on their #1 New York Times bestseller, Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life. Take their course to learn more:


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BILL BURNETT & DAVE EVANS - Designing Your Life - Bregman Leadership Podcast

Are you living your best life? You can’t think your way to the future - you have to design your way. I’m joined today by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, authors of Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life. Discover the five mindsets, how to make decisions in the face of uncertainty, and what to do if you have a “gravity problem.” Listen here:

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