Design The Life You Love is a podcast series that explores the idea and practice of designing your life. No prior creative experience necessary. Renowned designer Ayse Birsel is in conversation with people who’ve designed inspiring lives. This series is sponsored by Herman Miller.
43:45In 2011, Jocelyn Wyatt cofounded IDEO.org, the nonprofit design organization with a mission to apply human-centered design to alleviating poverty. Her work as the CEO is shifting the center of problem-solving from conference rooms and nonprofit offices to the places where people being served live and work. In Episode 5 of “Design The Life You Love," Ayse talks with Jocelyn about her experiences in the world of social innovation and how designing for a cause is different from designing for a profit, and that when the stakes are high and you’re designing to solve a social problem, levity and playfulness are critical to the process.
28:56In this episode, Ayse speaks with the senior curator of Architecture and Design at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Paola Antonelli. Paola has been called a visionary, an oracle, forward thinking, passionate, bold. She is all of these things and more, Paola has transformed the way we think about design.
35:50Amit Gupta is a true original: A serial entrepreneur who left college at 19, he lives an extraordinary life and he speaks with Ayse about the decision to let go of the life he was planning to allow for the life he is living, and how thankful he is to have the chance to do so.
34:15Ayse speaks with podcast impresario Debbie Millman and explores what to do with rejection, how to use your time to do the things you love and what it means to be truly content.
36:24Stefan Sagmeister takes a year sabbatical from work each seven years, carves text into his torso to make a poster, becomes sad whilst making a film about happiness and is one of the most inspiring and thought provoking people you’ll ever meet.