Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Design the Life You Love Review


 About the Book 

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 cannot have everything, and if you want more out of it, you have to be creative about how to make what you need and what you want co-exist. This requires design thinking. Design the Life You Love uses a simple but proven creative thinking and design process to give ordinary people new tools to think about life differently, and also includes fascinating examples from the world of art and design that relate to each step of the process, plus guided creative exercises. Turn constraints into opportunities with optimism and holistic thinking using four simple steps: taking the whole apart, forming a new point of view, putting it back together, and giving it form. The striking design and Ayse Birsel's hand-drawn art and type set off her brilliant, life-changing design process, empowering and inspiring readers to create a better life. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

I had no idea what to expect with this book but it reminded me a bit of the Wreck It Journal, this is just like a notebook type. The first part of the book is explaining the book, where the idea for the book came from, and what the author did by creating the book. This takes up a huge chunk of the book and was really not very interesting for me. The last part of the book is pages in which is examine your life in a certain way, you take it apart, analyze it, then basically think creatively to make your life wonderful. I think this is a good book if you want to look at your current life and need to put it down on paper. What your goals are and your focus. As for the creative process this is not the book for me. I didn't learn anything new and you could do this in a blank notebook. But if you want a guided step by step then this is the book for you.

Three stars. 

"I received this book from Blogging for Books for free in exchange for an honest review."

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