Our process

Pricing and Costs

DesignHub is a free service provided to the Duke community. The Office of Information Technology will absorb the cost of labor up to a limit of 20 hours. The student designers operate in a freelance fashion.  While they are employed by the Office of Information Technology, you are essentially borrowing their labor.  This service is cost recovery and you will be billed for their time at the rate in which it has accrued at the end of the project.  During our pilot phase, we will absorb the costs of student labor.  However, clients will also incur costs related to the materials necessary to fabricate the prototypes.   Our projects are scoped for twenty hours of design and build time.  While we are unable to take on cases of greater scope than that, you may break your project into multiple, smaller works and apply separately for each one.Clients seeking assistance from the DesignHub team will be required to cover “Bill of Materials” costs related to the creation of their prototype. Most projects will leverage 3D printing or other digital fabrication tools..