What do you want to be when you grow up? We might get older, but this question certainly doesn’t.
Put on a designer’s hat for an evening to work on one of the toughest challenges out there – planning your future. Design thinking is a great problem solving technique for wicked problems ‐ ones that we have no set solution for and where the course of action could change mid‐process. It turns out your life fits the definition of a wicked problem quite well.
This hands-on workshop will teach you some of the critical tools and mindsets of the design thinking process and how to apply them to personal and career wayfinding. Join us to prototype the next phases of your life.
- Scaffold, visualize and test multiple versions of the next 5-10 years of your life
- Immerse in collaborative activities to explore your personal orientation in work and life
- Orient as to when using which design thinking tools and mindsets work best to solve different problems
Gabrielle Santa-Donato is a lecturer and fellow in the Life Design Lab at Stanford where she helps students of all ages apply the tools and mindsets of design thinking to figure out what they want to be when they grow up. She’s worked in many facets of education prior to coming to Stanford — as an educator, researcher, and professional development designer in K12. She’s also worked in adult education, teaching at companies like Deloitte and LinkedIn and scaling awesome education communities, namely The Design Gym, to train new audiences eager to solve local challenges through design thinking.