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Open Design Studio runs Winter Breakaway Design Sprint

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Duke 2030 Design Sprint

Students will learn the principles and praxis of open design (an equity-focused variation of design thinking) while developing recommendations to share with the Duke Strategy Team 2030 convened by President Price and Provost Kornbluth.

A design sprint is a deeply collaborative and iterative process in which participants learn the creative, intellectual, and interpersonal skills and mindsets necessary to thrive in complex and ambiguous environments. Over two weeks of experiential learning, students will conduct stakeholder interviews and other qualitative research, brainstorm and synthesize ideas, rapidly prototype, evaluate stakeholder feedback, and share insights across media to help answer the design challenge: “How might we transform learning at Duke?”

Students will pitch their final innovation recommendations to senior leadership at Duke. Key topics include: 

  • Will we need different modes of educational delivery? 
  • How do digital and online pedagogies impact the delivery of a Duke education over the next decade? 
  • What educational innovations at and beyond Duke will stick? 
  • How do the demands for lifelong learning shape what universities will want and need to offer? 
  • What are the implications of the pandemic’s “unbundling” of experiences that universities offer?
  • What is the future of work and how does that change the context or the content of the education that Duke provides?