How to Design Your Work Life | How To Academy

Tue, 4 August 2020

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm GMT


How to Design Your Work Life

Dave Evans and Bill Burnett

Find happiness at work using the power of design thinking in this livestream with New York Times bestselling authors and Stanford lecturers Dave Evans and Bill Burnett.

We all want to find meaning at work, but our managers can’t get it for us. And as companies work to be more nimble and shift according to changing markets, the workplace is increasingly unpredictable. It’s up to each of us to define and find our own happiness in this ever-moving landscape, which is rich with opportunity and possibility.

Stanford lecturers Bill Burnett and Dave Evans knows how to find fulfilment at work. Dave led the team that designed the first computer mouse for Apple and later helped found Electronic Arts, one of the world’s most successful videogame companies. Bill helped create the first Apple Power Books and “Slate” computers and the original Hasbro Star Wars action figures. Together they have helped thousands of students at Stanford realise their ambitions and find happiness in life and work with the only scientifically proven personal development method.

In this livestream, Bill and Dave will help you understand the politics and psychology of work and equips you with the ‘design thinking’ principles – the innovative methodology pioneered at Stanford that has been fuelling the growth of Silicon Valley – to build a working life that works for you. Designers don’t analyse, worry, think, complain their way forward; they build their way forward.

Perfect for anyone hoping to improve their current job, aiming for a promotion or even switching career paths, as well as recent graduates thinking about their future, this masterclass will empower you to find answers to one of life’s most challenging questions: how do I transform my job and find satisfaction at work?

This event takes place at 6:30pm British Summer Time.

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In response to the global pandemic, How To Academy is curating a not-for-profit programme of live-streamed talks and conversations bringing you advice, insight and entertainment. Tickets are offered on a Pay What You Can basis, including a Limited Supply Free EarlyBird option for those who cannot afford more at this difficult time. Thank you for your help sustaining How To Academy through the crisis — and for enabling us to share new thinking from across the globe at a time when it has never been more important.

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Dave Evans

Co-founder of the Stanford Life Design Lab and ex-founder of game developer Electronic Arts.

Dave Evans is the Co-Founder of the Stanford Life Design Lab and 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 interactive and game software developer Electronic Arts.

Bill Burnett

Award-winning designer and Executive Director of Stanford University’s Design Program.

Bill Burnett is the Executive Director of the Design Program at Stanford. He got his BS and MS in Product Design at Stanford and has worked professionally on a wide variety of projects ranging from award-winning Apple PowerBooks to the original Star Wars action figures. He holds a number of mechanical and design patents, and design awards for a variety of products including the first ‘slate’ computer.