We are Millennials design guide to life navigation, empowering them to apply design thinking and solve life challenges in a playful way
The Three Pillars
We apply design in practice by putting design methods in the hands of non-designers.
This pillar strengthens people‘s creative, analytical, and decision-making skills.
We empower individuals to elevate their personal wellbeing and find ways towards life balance.
This pillar strengthens people‘s responsibility for self-care and advocacy.
We encourage individuals to take a playful approach to problem-solving by testing fun ideas in reality. This pillar strengthens people‘s optimism and opens up new possibilities.
Origins of Life Design
Life Design is a creative problem-solving methodology that originates from the Design Thinking methodology applied in the Stanford Life Design Lab. Leading figures include Bill Burnett & Dave Evans with their book Designing Your Life and Gregg Vanourek with the concept of Life Entrepreneurship.
Currently, Life Design is a developing field recognized and practiced by accredited educational institutions such as Stanford d.school and University of St. Gallun.
Life Design Circle has developed a creative process combining the design methodologies of
Design Thinking and the Double Diamond.
Our process guides individuals in groups through three phases - DISCOVER, DEFINE and DEVELOP - in which they aim to define a specific problem, turn it into a design challenge, and find great solutions in real life. Why is our process unique? We make design knowledge PRACTICAL.
Life Design Circle has adapted specific design methods used in Design Thinking and Service Design processes.
There is a huge variety of design tools and methods available out there. However, they are currently mainly applied for service and product innovation.
What makes our toolbox unique? We give non-designers the blueprint to start solving life challenges IMMEDIATELY. Our tools can be easily used with no prior design education.
13 Life Areas
We defined 13 Life Areas that help identify and put life challenges in context, based on coaching frameworks such as the Wheel of Life and Maslow‘s Hierarchy of Needs and Integral Life Practice.
We look at humans as part of a bigger system - as individuals with personal lives, as members of society, and as citizens of our planet. Therefore, the areas relate to 3 spheres - Me & Myself, Me & Others, Me & The World.
This kind of awareness allows us to recognise our boundaries, design more holistically, and make more intentional decisions based on impact on a bigger scale.
Founder | Service & Business Design
With 6+ years of experience facilitating creative sessions, cultural events, and educational team experiences, Daiana plays with purpose while deepening conversations. She is constantly asking "Why?" in search of peoples´ personal truth and meaning. She is your go-to person for fresh ideas and inspiration on how to make your life more exciting!
She holds an M.A. in Organizational Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Copenhagen Business School and is a certified Design Thinking Practitioner from IBM.
Art Director | Designer
With 3 years of experience in community building, Vika is the grounded presence that glues groups together. While being a kind soulful listener, she is holding space for people to express their needs and desires. She is a digital native and design wizard, giving every visual a colorful splash of authenticity!
She holds a B.A. in Design & Business with a Major in Communication Design & Media.
Our Heroes are the people who have supported us over time with skills, energy, and trust.
If our mission resonates with you and you feel like you have skills to share - get in touch!
Life Design Workshops
4 physical workshops
Mornings of Glory
2 months of a virtual dancefloor
10 episodes of live stream podcast
CSE Idea Proof Programme
3 months at an early-stage accelerator
Life Design Circle Framework
13 life areas and 30+ design tools
Aalborg University Collaboration
2-day hybrid workshop event
Life Vision Workshop Journey
15h interactive workshop programme
5 weeks pre-seed online accelerator
CSE Business Proof Programme
6 months at an early-stage accelerator
35+ hours of interviews
1-day hybrid workshop
1-day online workshop
1-day hybrid workshop
1-day hybrid workshop