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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The Grand Assembly

School of Visual Arts

The Grand Assembly is a curated online community showcasing a generation of 60 and older creatives to a wider audience through their craft and life stori... more ⇒

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HAITI BRIDGE: I helped build it.

Otis College of Art and Design

HOW DO YOU CONSTRUCT A BRIDGE between a small Los Angeles community and their Global Haitian neighbors after the 2010 earthquake? Neighbor... more ⇒

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Floatfarm

University of Southern California School of Architecture

Floatfarm proposes a community of floating shrimp farms as a means of adapting to the ongoing rise in sea levels of the Mekong Delta, where aquaculture actuates f... 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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ECODE project

Academy of Art University

ECODE aims to inform consumers and aid socially responsible shoppers by providing a clear and consistent graphic code for product labels. With the current pro... more ⇒

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