Project Case Studies

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Below is an archive of project case studies; each one is a designer’s vision to ignite change in the world through creative problem solving. We aim to bring big ideas such as these out of the studio and into the community to inspire like-minded changemakers. Projects are posted by Design Ignites Change participants and award applicants.

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Bikes For Students

The Art Institute of Austin

This idea was made for the students of The Art Institute of Austin. To provide access to transportation without driving cars back and forth for a distanc... more ⇒

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Save Money, Save the Planet: Tag Along

Kansas City Art Institute

Kansas City, like any major city, has a problem with rush hour traffic. The commute is slow and dangerous with people zipping around ea... more ⇒

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Enlightening Individuals

Kansas City Art Institute

This project will help fifth grade students at Rosedale Elementary understand and implement their learning styles; auditory, visual and kinesthetic... more ⇒

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Freewall: Making Space for Diversity

Kansas City Art Institute

This project is about developing community and acceptance at Center Alternative School in Kansas City by inviting the students to partic... more ⇒

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reCOVER: Disaster Recovery Housing

University of Virginia, School of Architecture

This Initiative reCOVER project focuses on the design, fabrication and testing of a disaster recovery housing prototype. It is part of an... more ⇒

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