So, you have a problem? Look around you. Everything that surrounds us was designed by someone; and every design started with a problem. Problems are why you have running water and insulations in your home. Plumbing was created because of a problem. Toothbrushes were invented because of a problem. Chairs were created because someone, somewhere, wanted to solve a big problem: sitting on rocks causes sore bottoms. Design thinking can help you solve your own life design problems. It can help you build a well-designed life that is meaningful, joyful, and fulfilling. When you think like a designer, when you are willing to ask questions, when you realize that life is always about designing something that has never existed before, then your life can sparkle in a way you could never have imagined. That is, if you like sparkles. It’s your design, after all.
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The book does not just address those who like to arrange things in their spare time, but also those who want to arrange things but do not have enough time to do so. In a nutshell, the book is dedicated to whoever feels unhappy about what they have.
Design thinking can help you build your way forward from wherever you are, regardless of the problems you are facing.
Designing your life is actually what life is, because life is a process, not an outcome. If you can get that, you’ve got it all.
Failure immunity comes from knowing that a prototype that does not work still leaves you with valuable information about the state of the world here—at your new starting point.
Life design lets you turn any change, setback or surprise into something that can contribute to who you are becoming personally and professionally.
Prototypes should be designed to ask a question and get some data about something you’re interested in. They help you visualize alternatives in an experiential way.