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WSU Reads 2019: Designing Your Life

Background Information

Bill Burnett in his office at Stanford.

(Photo Credit: Inside Design)

The co-author of Designing Your Life is Bill Burnett. Bill Burnett is the Executive Director of the Design Program at Stanford. He directs the undergraduate and graduate program in design at Stanford, both interdepartmental programs between the Mechanical Engineering department and the Art department. For more on Bill Burnett, visit his bio from https://designingyour.life/

Praises for Bill Burnett:

"Dave and Bill perfectly hit the balance for the audience and spoke to the crowd in a targeted way. I couldn’t have hoped for anything more. The room was packed and in spite of being early in the morning, about 1000 people attended. Smashing success."

 Clio Cloud Conference

"Bill was great!!  His content was right on target with what we requested and received very well by the audience.  It really helped deepen our understanding of design thinking."

 Center for Creative Arts

". . . Bill was engaging, humorous, and fearless in taking our questions and scenarios, and also in sharing his views of other processes for attaining creativity and innovation.  We put ourselves in his hands for 4 hours, and emerged more thoughtful and energized than I could have hoped for.  I highly recommend engaging with Bill to get a different way of thinking about life’s important questions and a different pathway to solving them."

 Panasonic

Also by Bill Burnett:

The co-author of Designing Your Life is Dave Evans. Dave Evans is the Co-Director of the Stanford Life Design Lab. He holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford. Early in his career he worked for Apple, where he led the mouse-design team and introduced laser printing to the masses. He then helped found the pioneering video games developer Electronic Arts. For more on Dave Evans, visit his bio from https://desigingyour.life/

Praises for Dave Evans:

 

"Dave and Bill perfectly hit the balance for the audience and spoke to the crowd in a targeted way. I couldn’t have hoped for anything more. The room was packed and in spite of being early in the morning, about 1000 people attended. Smashing success."

 Clio Cloud Conference

"Dave was an absolute success.  His messages resonated so well with our audience—his delivery is so upbeat and energizing. He set a wonderful tone for the whole entire day."

 University of British Columbia

"Dave was OUTSTANDING!  He created such a buzz on day one that people were still talking about it all the way through the close of the conference. Dave set the tone for what I think was one of the best HRPS conferences ever."

 HR People + Strategy

"Dave was very well received – both highly entertaining and educational! The whole day went swimmingly and helped put Metro State and its career center on the map. It was just what I had hoped for – Dave introduced some fresh thinking and sparked a lot of discussion already. I think people were surprised at how much fun they had and there was a lot of laughter in both sessions."

 Metropolitan State University

Also by Dave Evans:


 

Designing Your Life site is a place where you can get information about the book, links to information about the course at Stanford and its curriculum, and information about upcoming talks and workshops that David and Bill will be hosting around the country. 

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