Design the Life You Love: A Step-By-Step Guide to Building a Meaningful Future

By Ayse Birsel
An interactive journal that serves as a joyful, inspirational guide to building the life you've always dreamed of, using the principles and creative process of an award-winning product designer.

Life, just like a design problem, is full of constraints -- time, money, age, location, and circumstances. You can t have everything, so you have to be creative to make what you want and what you need co-exist. Design the Life You Love is a joyful, inspirational guide to building the life you ve always wanted, using the principles and creative process of an award-winning product designer. Through four steps that reveal hidden skills and wisdom, anyone can design a life they love!"


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Ayse Birsel is a designer who knows how to find elegant solutions for complex issues not only with products, but also with everybody s search for serenity, inspiration, and fulfillment in life. Paola Antonelli, senior curator of architecture & design, Museum of Modern Art I know it s easy to live a pessimistic life, grinding it out and waiting for someone to give you orders. But just because it s easy doesn t mean you should do it that way. Ayse Birsel has a better idea. Seth Godin, author of "What to Do When it s Your Turn " "" Ayse Birsel has a unique gift for making the complex simple and the simplebeautiful. This book will help you to a better life and unleash your hidden creative talent. Brian Walker, President and CEO of Herman Miller Ayse Birsel has designed furniture, office systems, cookware and even a toilet seat. Taking what she s learned from product design, she has developed a fun, playful approach to designing a life you love. Who else but a designer could give you the tools you need to examine your life and make it the best it can be? John Edelman, CEO, Design Within Reach If you want to stoke someone s imagination, give them a picture book. If you want to feed their intellect, give them a book of literature. But if you want to fuel their future, give them "this" book. "Design the Life You Love" is an invitation to prioritize what s important in your life to literally put it down on paper through four simple but ingenious steps and emerge with a kind of personal mission statement that will give you clarity, power, and purpose. Allan Chochinov, chair of the MFA Products of Design program at the School of Visual Arts Ayse Birsel has delivered the ideal self-help workbook for our harried age one that is playful, smart, pragmatic, and contagiously optimistic. Her fun, simple exercises add up to a remarkably powerful tool for realigning your life with your dreams. Mason Currey, author of "Daily Rituals: How Artists Work" "" Remember when people used to tell each other impatiently to "Get a life!"? Well, with this engaging book, Ayse Birsel provides a well-wrought strategy for doing precisely that. In the process, readers gain some precious insights into what design is and what designers do. Ralph Caplan, author, "By Design, "and recipient of the National Design Award for design thinking Nothing is more important than designing the life that you love. One of the world s best designers can show you how to do it! Marshall Goldsmith, author of"Triggers, MOJO, "and"What Got You Here Won t Get You There" "A fun, interactive workbook for unleashing creativity and redesigning our daily lives." Adam Grant, professor at the Wharton School and author of "Give and Take" "" Ayse Birsel's book costs very little money, takes almost no time to go through and may have a gigantic impact on your life. This is good design: a tiny investment featuring enormous possibilities. Stefan Sagmeister, Designer, Sagmeister & Walsh Ayse Birsel's talent as a designer and her unique worldview collide perfectlyin "Design The Life You Love." For anyone who is looking for an imaginativeyet logical way to think through life's challenges, this is foryou. Learn how to shift your perspectives with design-thinking, and be inspired by herillustrations along the way. Beth Comstock, CEO, GEO Business Innovations"



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Publisher Ten Speed Press
Publish date 10/13/2015
Pages 256
ISBN-13 9781607748816
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