If we think of designing as producing solutions and systematizing them, we can use design thinking as a solution proposer in the same context. If you want to creatively solve or organize an existing problem or a product that is not there, you need to look at it from multiple perspectives.
“A well-designed life is a life that is generative—it is constantly creative, productive, changing, evolving, and there is always the possibility of surprise. You get out of it more than you put in. There is a lot more than “lather, rinse, repeat” in a well-designed life.”Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
You can use design thinking, which is not restricted to designers when navigating your own life to ensure you achieve your desired results. Thinking outside the box gives us the ability to remove what is stuck, evaluate differences, and look at things with a fresh perspective.
“Everything in our lives is designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers is trying to solve.” Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us the concepts of design and problem-solving in their book “Designing Your Life”. It helps us move towards a more productive life by thinking in a design-oriented manner at home, in the office, and in every other point of life.
“A coherent life is one lived in such a way that you can clearly connect the dots between three things: who you are, what you believe, what you are doing.”Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
You can achieve surprising results with different ideas. When all of the realities you question and evaluate are combined with other contexts, they can reveal unpredictable judgments, products, and thoughts. Instead of repeating what you already know, innovation, image, values, contradictions and sameness should be considered in all disciplines.
“We are always growing from the present into the future, and therefore always changing. With each change comes a new design. Life is not an outcome; it’s more like a dance.”Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
Life progresses through problem-solving. You can plan your home life, your decorations, your friendships, your work, and everything else by using design-orientated thinking.
Regardless of who or where we are, what we do, and how old we are, this book shows how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling.
Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
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