Designing Your Life - 1440 Multiversity

Ready for Designing Your Life with Dave Evans? Oct 25–27 at 1440.


Designing Your Life

Designing Your Life at 1440 Multiversity

Oct. 26 – 28, 2018 | $1250

What Should I Do With My Life?

Great design is at the heart of why we love our favorite products. What if we could use that same innovative design process to create a life we love?

Join Dave Evans, cocreator of Designing Your Life (DYL) and cofounder of the Stanford Life Design Lab, for the Designing Your Life Retreat from October 26 – 28, 2018. Over the course of two nights and three days on 1440’s serene campus, you will learn to harness “design thinking” (the time-tested process behind great product innovation) to unlock a career and a life full of meaning, joy, and fulfillment.

DYL teaches an an integrated set of tools to help you:

  • Reframe the challenge of work-life balance
  • Identify your impact in the world
  • Prototype alternative lives
  • Make effective, discerning decisions.

Experience this first-of-its-kind collaboration between DYL and 1440 intended to simultaneously nurture and challenge you as you address some of life’s biggest questions and invitations in an environment like no other.

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“Design thinking” for better living

Get a glimpse into the DYL principles taught in the wildly popular Designing Your Life course in the Stanford University Product Design Program.

The best-selling Designing Your Life book is now translated into 23 languages worldwide—and the DYL method helps people of all ages, backgrounds, and career levels address the universal question: “What do I do with my life?”


"Design thinking is a way of sneaking up on the future." - Dave Evans

A Special Evening Event With Dave Evans

Saturday, September 1, 7:30pm

Interested in a preview of DYL before the program? This 90-minute hands-on encounter will allow you to engage with Dave and glimpse and trial the high-impact, interactive system based on the New York Times number-one best seller and wildly popular Stanford University course.

Event tickets include dinner at Kitchen Table, the heart of sustenance and connection on the 1440 campus. Relax by the cozy fireplace or dine al fresco on our patio overlooking the lush redwoods.

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About Dave Evans

Dave Evans is cofounder of the Stanford Life Design Lab, an early Apple product leader, cofounder of Electronic Arts, and coauthor of New York Times number-one bestseller Designing Your Life. Having helped form corporate cultures at Apple and Electronic Arts, Dave now helps people build the architecture of a joyful, fulfilling life through design thinking.

An adjunct Lecturer in the Product Design Program at Stanford, Dave leads the Life Design Lab curriculum with Bill Burnett—and speaks to audiences around the world about DYL. In addition to a BSME and MS Thermosciences from Stanford, Dave holds a graduate diploma in Contemplative Spirituality from San Francisco Theological Seminary.

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The Venue

1440 Multiversity is a fabulous place to spend time engaging some of life’s most meaningful questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do so. You’ll have dedicated, uninterrupted time to focus on important but often elusive priorities. World-class faculty will lead you in original, inspirational curriculum on a campus set among magnificent redwood trees. Combine that with delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you’ll leave energized, inspired, and ready to move your life forward in new ways.



1440 Multiversity
800 Bethany Drive
Scotts Valley, CA 95066

Nearest Airports

San Jose International Airport (26 miles away)
San Francisco International Airport (61 miles away)