SCPKU Design Your Life: A 3-day Intensive Program


Date and Time

August 16, 2019 5:00 PM - August 18, 2019 5:30 PM


Stanford Center at Peking University
The Lee Jung Sen Building
Langrun Yuan
Peking University
No.5 Yiheyuan Road
Haidian District
Beijing, P.R.China 100871


One of Stanford’s Best-known Program now in Beijing! The SCPKU Design Your Life Program offers an immersive and transformative experience by applying design principles and design thinking process on our lives and careers. This is an opportunity to approach these lifelong questions with a structured framework to work out your ideas in an interactive, creative, and productive process, which can ultimately lead to a life that is truly meaningful and fulfilling for you.

Give yourself 3 days to figure out what you want to grow into next. 

The Stanford Life Design Lab was founded by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, two Silicon Valley Veterans and authors of No.1 New York Times Bestseller “Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life”. The Lab applies design thinking to tackling the "wicked" problems of life and vocational wayfinding. Since its inception in 2006 Life Design classes have quickly become among the University’s best-known programs.



1) Explore personal & professional aspirations

2) Plot a meaningful and successful life

3) Investigating different/multiple careers

4) Practice design thinking

5) Discuss important issues and questions in a constructive community


APPLICATION FROM ALL ARE WELCOMED. This program is particularly useful for:

  • Life and vocational wayfinders, and those are considering changing or advancing careers

  • Executives at start-ups and other companies

  • Headhunters and human resource managers

  • Middle school and higher institution educators

  • Students in their senior years



Aug 16 (Fri)

17:00 – 18:00


18:00 – 20:30

Introduction, Wayfinding Map and Visual Thinking

Aug 17 (Sat)

8:15 – 9:00

Breakfast & morning reflections

9:00 – 12:30

Intro to Design Thinking, Storycrafting, 36 Questions, 3 Archetypes and Workviews

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:45

Impact Map, Iceberg Problem and Info Interviewing

15:00 – 18:30

Elevator Conversation & Urm Experiences Connection, Ode, Coherence, Worldview/Workview Integration

18:30 – 19:30


Aug 18 (Sun)

8:15 – 9:00

Breakfast and morning reflections

9:00 – 12:30

Practices and Ways of Knowing, Flow, Brainstorming & Wild Ideas, Odyssey Planning

12:30 – 14:00

Luncheon Talk with Prof. WANG Ge

14:00 – 15:15

Gummy Challenge + Prototyping and Decision-Making 

15:30 – 17:30

Learnings and Unlearnings, 25 Reunions, Awarding Certificate of Completion



VENUE: Stanford Center at Peking University

LANGUAGE: In English with Chinese translation

TUITION FEE: 12,000 RMB (1,780 USD) class materials and meals included

INQUIRY: (Eng) or (86) 10-62744163 (Chin)




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