Stanford d.school’s Bill Burnett thinks that “following your passion” is terrible life advice.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
We hear this question – in America, at least – from about the time we form the ability to speak. Even when we are, by all accounts, “grown up,” we still grapple with this issue. So how do we decide?
Bill Burnett, director of the Design Program at Stanford, teaches a course about exactly that. In the d.school’s Designing Your Life course, students apply the Design Thinking method to solve this classically “wicked problem.” Watch this Worldview Interviews video to learn what that means and why you should reconsider turning your passion into your profession.
Do you want to learn how to employ design principles in your decision making? Apply for the Science of Decision Making, and you’ll have an opportunity to visit the d.school and practice using the Design Thinking method yourself!