This workshop will help participants explore what motivates them and creates energy and identify possible life and career designs. It is based on the book Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, professors at Stanford Design School (

Design Thinking originated with human-centered design and will be incorporated in the workshop series to equip participants with techniques to apply design thinking to the process of designing and building life and career.

This is a sprint-style virtual workshop series is branched off of the Tiger Challenge, Princeton’s design thinking program targeting undergraduates and graduate students.

The workshop objectives are to:

  • Help participants understand the concepts of thinking like a designer, around the concept of human-centered design, and themselves as the “user”, “stakeholder”, and “prototype”.
  • Step through how design thinking can be applied to career and life exploration.
  • Provide interactive exercises to outline the process of Designing Your Life.

Two different sessions will be held for undergraduates, and graduate students with faculty members, respectively. The workshop is specifically designed for Princeton individuals who will be placed into small groups. Enrolled students in the Tiger Challenge AY 2020-21 will help with the facilitation and utilization of Design Thinking methodologies during the workshop. This is a double two-day workshop. To register for this double workshop, please register for part 1 of 2.

graduate, staff and faculty sessions

Part 1:  Wednesday, January 20, 2021 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm ET

Part 2:  Friday, January 22, 2021 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm ET

undergraduate sessions

Part 1:  Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 9:00 - 11:00 am ET 

Part 2:  Friday, January 29, 2021 from 9:00 - 11:00 am ET

Who can attend?

Open to graduate students, undergraduates, faculty, and staff.

Registration is required.