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Stakeholders

Duke Design Climate primary stakeholders include co-designers, students, and technical advisors. Co-designers are our collaborative partners (individuals or organizations) who seek assistance in developing design thinking solutions for climate-related problems. Co-designers can be internal to Duke, such as a research professor or Duke Universities facilities manager, or external to Duke, like a privately held company or non-governmental organization. Duke students enroll in the Design Climate courses and are taught design thinking principles and work in team where they apply design thinking to solve climate-related problem. Technical advisors are individuals who provide technical support to the student teams as they develop their climate solution. For example, technical advisors might help students to understand machining or manufacturing constraints, material properties, or support understanding intricate market variables.