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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Design for Eco and Social Sustainability

Otis College of Art and Design

Students from the Integrated Learning program at Otis College of Art and Design partner with children at the Accelerated Charter El... 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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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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Cease 4 Peace

C.S. Mott Community College

Addressing his personal experience growing up in Flint, Michigan, DeMarcus Smith has designed a project that speaks to youth in his community about the choice... more ⇒

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You Are Here

University of Utah

Mapping is a visual way to define ourselves. It shows us who we are because of our location and the geography surrounding us. Maps demonstrate how we interact ... more ⇒

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