Designing Life Scenarios

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  1. Using the design thinking approach, to create life scenarios for various professional directions in which to potentially realize oneself in the future, according to both current interests and the imagined quality of life.
  2. To imagine the overall picture of life at the age of 30 and outline what has been achieved in the various components of quality of life and most important steps towards it. These activities help youth to understand better the regularities between different aspects of quality of life.
  3. To develop separate scenarios for each professional direction of interest, by evaluating the components Work and Education, and identifying most important achievements for certain age periods. These activities help youth to better understand the significance of their personal contribution to turn intentions into reality.

By completing this step, you should be able to:

  • Create life scenarios for different professional directions in which to potentially realize oneself in further life, which can contribute to the ability to make informed decisions about the path of growth after obtaining basic education.
  • Use design thinking approach to solve complex problems by being aware of and discovering different paths of professional development, and creating alternative life scenarios.
  • Awareness of their opportunities helps young person to better navigate complex situations, understand the continuity of events, see non-standard solutions and make alternative choices.

Good to know

Decision making is regarded as a cognitive process resulting in the selection of a belief or a course of action among several possible alternative options. It could be either rational or irrational. The decision making process is a reasoning process based on assumptions of values, preferences and beliefs. Every decision-making process produces a final choice, which may or may not prompt action.

Design thinking is a decision making process, a non – linear problem solution approach. There is likelihood that at each stage in the design thinking process one makes new discoveries that require going back and repeating a previous path. In this process it is important that the right questions are asked, and people can begin to search for answers subconsciously at their own pace. Creativity is not a rational process and finding a creative solution inevitably takes time.