Web Design Evolved
When I taught web design and development classes at UIUC in 2007 and 2008, projects began with conceptual groundwork–what ideas are you trying to convey, and how are you going to do it? Next came the graphic design part–what visual language will best communicate your concept? Last came the coding–how do you write the code to share it all online?
The School of Life Design is an evolution of those web classes. Having a website is integral to a lifestreamer's approach to life design. But now, you don't need to know how to write XHTML from scratch to run a successful website. And you don't need to be a graphic designer to communicate effectively.
You do need to know how to think, and how to choose the tools you need to create solutions. If you think of yourself as a lifestreaming life designer, you are the evolution of a web developer, content creator, and advertising agency. You do it all. And that's what many of us want–to be self-employed, creating a living out of doing exactly what we want, when we want. A lifestreaming life designer deliberately creates her reality and shares it online, to feel good and uplift others.
The School of Life Design has hundreds of students participating through the mailing list and site comments. The first School of Life Design course includes 8 lessons:
- Lesson 1: Introduction to Life Design
- Lesson 2: Designing the Digital You
- Lesson 3: Designing Thoughts & Emotions
- Lesson 4: Designing Daily Life
- Lesson 5: Designing Environments
- Lesson 6: Designing Relationships
- Lesson 7: Designing Work
- Lesson 8: Designing Bodies
Each lesson includes a Review, Activity, and Audio Discussion.