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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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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Ben's Book: Little Red Flying Hood

Foothill High School

As part of our inclusion program, students with special needs are encouraged to be active members in the school community. Ben, who has au... more ⇒

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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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Community Courtyard for Newbern, AL

Auburn University Rural Studio

Located in the town of Newbern, Hale County, in the Black Belt region, the project focuses on a basic need: a gathering place for communi... more ⇒

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Nudge

Austin Center for Design

Nudge is an online platform that allows care providers to schedule and send follow-up communications via text message. Nudge better connects patients to their care an... more ⇒

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