Open Design+ is a summer research experience that welcomes students interested in the design thinking process, in which they will use qualitative research methods to solve a real-world problem.
Inspired by open source software and development communities, open design is a variation of design thinking that emphasizes the ethical implication of how and what we design. Working in teams of 3 – 4 undergraduates and a graduate student, participants will learn skills, such as:
- Empathizing with stakeholders and defining problem areas
- Brainstorming ideas and creating prototypes
- Testing solutions and iterating
- Communicating across audiences and media
- Thinking divergently and convergently
- Collaborating and problem-solving in uncertain situations.
This program will run during the Summer II session (June 29 – August 7th). Undergraduates will receive a $3,000 living stipend. Students must be active students during the time of participation.
Open Design+ is offered through the Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative and is part of Bass Connections.