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Designing Your Life

Designing Your Life is an introduction to how design thinking can help create a more meaningful and fulfilling life. With this hands-on, collaborative mini-workshop and lecture, alumni experienced a sampling of this popular Stanford course, led by the faculty themselves. At these events, they kick-started a more creative, productive approach to your life.

Where we've been.


New York: September 19
Greenwich: September 21
Washington, DC: September 22
Seattle: September 25
Portland, OR: September 27
Orange County: October 2
San Diego: October 4


Redwood City: February 8
Los Angeles: February 26
San Francisco: March 1
Dallas: March 7
Houston: March 8
Philadelphia: May 2
Boston: May 4
Denver: June 7
Chicago: June 8

If you joined us for one of the 16 Designing Your Life mini-workshops over the past year, thank you so much for being a part of it!

Learn more about Bill Burnett, ’79, MS ’82 and Dave Evans, ’75, MS ’76 and additional opportunities for Designing Your Life.


Executive Director, Stanford Design Program
Assistant Consulting Professor, ME

Bill combines art and engineering to share the joy of product design with Stanford students. He holds a number of patents as well as several design awards for his work at Apple in the 1990s.

DAVE EVANS, '75, MS '76

Cofounder, Stanford Life Design Lab
Lecturer, ME

Dave's passion is helping people apply the principles of design thinking to the wicked problem of designing your life. He led the first mouse team at Apple and co-founded Electronic Arts.

A complimentary copy of Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans was given to each attendee.

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