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TED: How to be a Better Human Series

Author Bill Burnett was recently invited to contribute to a new TED series and the post is a reminder of why we started this movement in the first place. Is there anything cooler than actively and consciously designing your life? Both authors have given TEDx talks, you can watch Bill’s 5 steps to designing your life here, and Dave’s toolkit for designing the rest of your life here.

This post is part of TED’s “How to Be a Better Human” series, each of which contains a piece of helpful advice from people in the TED community; browse through all the posts here. 

Design thinking is something that we’ve been working on at the Stanford Design School and in the School of Engineering for over 50 years. It’s an innovation methodology that works on services and products and experiences, such as designing a great-looking sports car or a laptop that contains its own built-in mouse.

But I think the most interesting design problem is your life. Keep reading…