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Author: Bill Burnett, Dave Evans, David J. Evans, William Burnett Narrator: David J. Evans, William Burnett, Bill Burnett, Dave Evans Publisher: Random House Audio Audio Length: Release Date: September 2016 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781101923092

Publisher Description

#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 . . . the 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 . . . Perhaps 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.” —Publishers Weekly

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Quotes

  • “Their thinking has contributed to the creation of the Apple Mouse, the laptop computer, and…now…your life.”

    - Library Journal
  • “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…Will motivate many listeners to create lives that line up better with who they are.”

    - AudioFile

Awards

  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller

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About the Author

David J. Evans is an adjunct lecturer in the Product Design Program at Stanford, a management consultant, and a cofounder of Electronic Arts.

About the Narrator

William Burnett is the executive director of the Design Program at Stanford.