The Design of Life is a game created out of frustration at a business course. During the course there were several workshops on how to find your strengths and how to represent. The course only focused on academic and professional skills, taking the personal side out of the equation. This continued throughout the course where personal and professional skills were kept separate and discussed apart from each other.
It is my opimion that these two are not mutually exclusive, but belong together. Your personal setbacks and wins in life influence your professional environment and vice versa. The game tries to show this with players trying to reach the top of the stairs, representing a career in graphic design. Players draw cards that makes them suffer setbacks or surprises, based on personal and professional scenarios.