WELCOME, LIFE DESIGNERS!
The countdown begins! We are excited to welcome a group of dynamic, innovative, and committed educators from 14 Universities across the US to Stanford on June 12-15. Here's all you need to know to be ready for the Studio.
PRE-WORK Make sure you come ready with your pre-work in hand on Day 1. As a reminder, this is your Workview, Worldview, and three visions for your Institution.
FOOD We will provide breakfast, lunch, and snacks every day. On Monday, we will also have a welcome dinner, and on Thursday, a goodbye cocktail celebration. Make sure you fill out your dietary restrictions.
AGENDA Here is a high level agenda. We will be together Monday - Thursday from 9:15am - 4:30pm, except for Monday when we will stay until 7pm for the Welcome Dinner. Breakfast will be available each day starting at 8:45, instruction will start promptly at 9:15. This is our first prototype of what a Life Design Studio could be, so as designers, we might iterate our agenda as we go. This is a great starting point:
Thomas F. Peterson Engineering Laboratory | Room 200 | 550 Panama Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
We will meet each morning in Room 200 in the d.school. To get to Room 200, enter the d.school, come to the big, open center area where the red stairs are. Go up the red stairs and use the last two doors all the way to your right.
If you find yourself lost, you can use this searchable campus map. Use any of the following search terms: Peterson Laboratory, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, or d.school. You can get to campus by via public transit (The Stanford Marguerite Shuttle | Caltrain | Bay Area Transit). From San Francisco or San Jose, Caltrain is your most convenient option. Driving also works. Find out where visitor parking is located. If you plan to rent a car and would like a daily parking permit, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MINDSETS The first two days, plan to immerse as a learner. You will experience life design curriculum first hand as a student in any of our classes would. We ask that for these first two days you come with a beginner's mindset and a generative curiosity. On days three and four, we will switch to design mode. On these days you will use the mindsets of bias towards action and building to think in order to envision, prototype, and tell the story of what life design at your University could look and feel like.
TAKEAWAYS In additional to all the activities and artifacts you will use and create during the Studio, you will leave with a handbook on life design, access to all the modules that we teach, their learning objectives, and why we teach them. With that will come links to slides and example lesson plans of our content. This will be for reference as you digest your experience here and continue to build your version of life design when you return home.
COMMUNITY Last but not least, this is the inaugural group of studio life designers. You are one another's best resources, co-conspirators and collaborators. Please feel free to communicate with one another, share resources and inspiration, and keep in touch before, during and after the studio in this facebook group. We've posted fun things to eat and do around Stanford here as well. Finally, we will be using the hashtag #lifedesignstudio throughout the event.
Have an emergency? Are totally lost? Call Urmila's cell at 734-223-5027.