Last summer, educators from the University of Michigan immersed in the Life Design Lab at Stanford. Laura N. Schram then brought her experience back to campus, lead a six week program, and kindly shared her results in this excellent blog post.
Here’s an excerpt from Laura’s Designing Your Life group observations:
“Participants read Designing Your Life by design scholars Bill Burnett and Dave Evans and then engaged in deep reflection, hands-on activities and group discussions together. Being a social scientist, I of course conducted a confidential before and after survey to measure the impact of participation in the six-week program.
What I found were substantive and statistically significant increases among the participants in their hopefulness about their career potential, faith in their ability to build a successful career and confidence to ask others about career paths. Participants also reported a significant decrease in feelings of stress brought on by uncertainty about their future careers.”