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Design thyself 1

  1. 1. #DesignThyselfApplying Design Principlesto Personal GrowthLee-Sean Huang@leeseanhttp://www.skillshare.com/DesignThyself-Applying-Design-Principles-to-Personal-Growth/42321712/1585544573/
  2. 2. #1Introduction to the Course#DesignThyself
  3. 3. The “Why”#DesignThyself
  4. 4. Know thyselfHeal thyselfDesign thyselfhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cura_te_ipsumhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Know_thyself#DesignThyself
  5. 5. Use design principles to acquirea new habit/behavior, make itstick, and document it online.The “What”#DesignThyself
  6. 6. a process/program to make anintentional and proactive personalchange in your lifenew skill, habit, or behaviorHealth, sport, language, cooking,reading, emotional life, meditation,creative practice, etc.Design#DesignThyself
  7. 7. Keep an ongoing blogDocument the before, during, andafter of your projectShare insights, challenges, andbreakthroughs and engage in dialogwith your classmatesDocument#DesignThyself
  8. 8. 1. Have a defined scope and time span.2. Start small and fast. Break it down intochunks, missions, episodes, or quests.3. But have a big goal/epic quest in mind.4. Make it public. Make it social.5. Use existing forces, tendencies, habits.6. Build off what you know.7. Restart something you have left behind.8. Make it emotional. FUN!9. Automate as much as you can.10. Follow the freaks.11. It’s ok to cheat.Project Cheat Sheet#DesignThyself
  9. 9. #DesignThyself#DesignThyselfis is not• an experiment• a supportivecreative community• an iterative work inprogress• FUN• self-help• lifehacking• an original idea• dogma
  10. 10. http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/08/10/10-rules-for-students-and-teachers-john-cage-corita-kent/#DesignThyself
  11. 11. #DesignThyself“Adapt what isuseful, rejectwhat is useless,and add whatis specificallyyour own.”Bruce Lee
  12. 12. #DesignThyselfApplying Design Principlesto Personal GrowthLee-Sean Huang@leeseanhttp://www.skillshare.com/DesignThyself-Applying-Design-Principles-to-Personal-Growth/42321712/1585544573/
  13. 13. #2What is Design?#DesignThyself
  14. 14. “Youre born nakedthe rest is drag.”RuPaul#DesignThyself
  15. 15. “Youre born nakedthe rest is design.”#DesignThyself
  16. 16. Design changesthe defaults.#DesignThyself
  17. 17. a plan for arranging elements tobest accomplish a particular purposeCharles !Ray EamesDesign#DesignThyself
  18. 18. What are the boundaries of design?What are the boundaries of problems?Charles ! Ray Eames#DesignThyself
  19. 19. 0. Starts with empathy1. Serves human needs2. Solves problems3. Tells stories4. Makes meaning5. Has a point of view6. IteratesDesign#DesignThyself
  20. 20. “One of designs mostfundamental tasks is to helppeople deal with change.”http://www.economist.com/node/17509367#PaolaAntonelli#DesignThyself
  21. 21. design changeartifactscommunicationsconversationsinteractionsattitudeshabitsbehaviorsculture#DesignThyself
  22. 22. change = growth?something new?something different?something better?what is “better”?How does a new habit or skill,or other change help you grow?What is “change”?#DesignThyself
  23. 23. “Change is not merely necessary tolife- it is life.”Alvin Toffler“Change is easy. It happens by itself.Progress is difficult and deliberate.”Jeffrey O’BrienWhat is “change”?#DesignThyselfhttp://www.goodreads.com/quotes/99420-change-is-not-merely-necessary-to-life---it-ishttps://twitter.com/alinawheeler/status/137159238698008576
  24. 24. “It is not for me to changeyou. The question is, howcan I be of service to youwithout diminishing yourdegrees of freedom?”#DesignThyselfhttp://www.buckyfullernow.com/1/post/2012/5/it-is-not-for-me-to-change-you-the-question-is-how-can-i-be-of-service-to-you-without-diminishing-your-degrees-of-freedom-bucky-fuller.html

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