Video description:
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 gives a taste of what is taught during the Innovation Masters Series – Design Thinking and the Art of Innovation course 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 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.


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