by Adam Zoltowski
A simple visit to USA.gov lists the following as the top new years resolutions: Drink Less Alcohol, Get a Better Education, Get a Better Job, Get Fit, Lose Weight, Manage Debt, Manage Stress, Quit Smoking Now, Save Money, Take a Trip, and Volunteer to Help Others.
These are all common resolutions, familiar to many of us. But, has anyone ever resolved to strategically re-design his or her life? Linda Tischler, a Senior Editor at Fast Company, has pledged exactly that. In a write up over at Huffington Post, Tischler details how she would go about this re-design.
The article was inspired by the work of SVA alum Ayse Birsel’s project Design the Life You Love, which established a method for using the design process to re-design one’s life. Birsek, a designer for Herman Miller, unveiled the project in November of this year at a workshop Tischler attended. With prompting from Tishcler, Bisler was able to distill the initially complex approach and design process into four easy steps: deconstructing the project, developing a new point of view, reconstructing a hierarchy, and expressing the result in a new way.
Tishcler examines more in depth how to apply the process to your own life, through a step-by-step walk through of her own proposed re-design. How would you re-design your own life? How would you envision this new life? More importantly, how could this process be used to re-design the creative practices, visions and missions of business?