Design U is a student-led pro bono consulting club at the University of Minnesota that strives to design for impact.

While our members come from a variety of backgrounds, we all share a deep passion for design, engineering, and business. Our interdisciplinary teams work with local startups, non-profits, and companies across the United States to provide each of our clients with kickass results.

We value our commitment to excellence and are proud to say that in 2016 and 2017, we were awarded the Tony Diggs Excellence Award of Outstanding Undergraduate Student Group of the Year, and the Tony Diggs Peoples Choice Award in 2017.


Design U has 3 main divisions: Prototyping, Research & Strategy, and Digital.

We also have an exploratory division called Design U Crash Course (DUCC).


Each division is made up of 3-4 teams of 5-6 designers.

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Product Research
& Concepting

CAD Models & Sketches

Fabrication  & Prototyping

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& Strategy

Comprehensive Benchmarking

User Interviews & Insights

Product Ideas & Suggestions

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User Research

Digital Content Structure

Wireframing & Website Creation

Design U
Crash Course

Explores the

Three Different Divisions: 
Prototyping, Digital, Research & Strategy

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