'Career' in chalk on a blackboard

Pathfinder: Designing Your Life Workshop

Pathfinder: Designing Your Life Workshop

'Career' in chalk on a blackboard
Date & time: 12–1.30pm 13 August 2020
Location: Zoom (link to come)

Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home – at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve.

In the book, Designing Your Life (DYL), Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfilment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise.

Join us for the next Pathfinder event on August 13, for an interactive workshop based on the book Designing Your Life, guided by ANU alumnus, Benjamin Gill (BSc 2016). During the workshop, Ben will we will discuss how the emphasis on finding your passion or the notion that you ‘should’ know where you are going in life, can in fact be limiting.

Designing Your Life Book Club

If after completion of the workshop, you feel inspired to continue the Designing Your Life journey, there will be an opportunity to join a Designing Your Life Book Club commencing late August to work through the book together. The group will meet every three to four weeks for discussions guided by Ben, and will serve as a place to share reflections, ask questions, seek feedback on activities, and importantly, to provide accountability. More information on completion of the workshop.


Science Alumni

Email: science.alumni@anu.edu.au